* Posts by Jamessmith123

1 publicly visible post • joined 4 Feb 2015

Crackdown on eBay sellers 'failing to display' VAT numbers


This is great news.

eBay and Amazon have been DELIBERATELY ignoring this issue and have made constant lies in response when questioned about it.

Why have they ignored it?

Alibaba has conquered the domestic market in China. eBay and Amazon have almost no say there - the only say they have with Chinese businesses is cross border b2c trade where Alibaba have almost no presence (Alibaba is mostly b2b).

Therefore eBay and Amazon have been deliberately turning a blind eye to this fraud because it benefits Chinese sellers and fills their coffers with commision payments. Amazon benefits, eBay benefits.

The downside is that UK businesses are hurt.

eBay and Amazon are complicit in this fraud and should be held accountable for it.