Can a seller charge me vat on his shipping costs

I have bought an item advertised through Ebay in Scotland. I telephoned the seller and he told me the goods would be £80.00 plus a £15.00 charge for shipping. He took payment on my card at that point. Not only did he fail to send the goods out next day, he has also added 20% VAT, despite having agreed on a price. Is he legally entitled to draw VAT on the shipping? Surely not, as it is another company.
Furthermore, the goods arrived incomplete and damaged.
He is saying I should return them at my cost and that I am liable to a handling fee.
Is there not some kind of cooling off period etc. for goods advertised online?
Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Dec 21, 2012
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Answered Dec 21, 2012
When you buy product online they charge the shipping fee it is really included in the process when you buy things online.
Answered Dec 22, 2012
It depends from where you are buying the products.

At Amazon Marketplace seller wont charge you extra VAT while buying products. The price shown are already set inclusive all the type of tax and fair.

If you are unaware about the amazon seller account services then you need to contact/hire any amazon seller consultancy/firm/agency(, who will work to manage your amazon account.
Answered Jun 15, 2021
Answered Dec 22, 2012

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