Re: [BCAB] Question regarding Apple I phone and VAT exemptionfor blind person Adama fadare 20 Nov 2012 12:57 GMT

I'v had the same experience in Essex too, so I do agree that it all depends
on where you shop and who your shop attendant is at the given time.

Adama

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mel
Griffiths
Sent: 20 November 2012 12:11
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Question regarding Apple I phone and VAT exemptionfor
blind person

My husband and I were told by Apple that there is no VAT exemption
available. My husband also tried the Bullring store in Birmingham and was
told the same thing there.

Mel

Mel Griffiths
Service Desk Assistant
Environment & Resources - ICT
Nottinghamshire County Council
Tel: 0115 9772010 (Option 1)
Email: mel.griffiths@ictservices.org.uk
Data Centre
County Hall
Loughborough Road
West Bridgford
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
Cairns
Sent: 20 November 2012 11:39
To: robindavies18@yahoo.co.uk; 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Question regarding Apple i phone and VAT exemption for
blindperson

Hi Robin

This seems to be a very grey area.  Some say you can get VAT exemption, and
others not.  Indeed, I saw someone post to a different list, to which I am
not subscribed, stating they had contacted Apple officially, and was told
categorically that no VAT exemption is permitted on any product.  I think it
seems to depend on where you shop, and who you get on the day.

Good luck.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of R DAVIES
Sent: 19 November 2012 16:57
To: bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] Question regarding Apple i phone and VAT exemption for
blindperson

Hi list

I recall some messages confirming that VAT would not be charged for Apple
products with VO for blind purchasers.

As I am thinking of making the switch to an I phone I called the Apple store
in Westfield White City to check this.

The staff member said all Apple products with VO were VAT exempt for blind
and VI persons apart from the I phone!! I was surprised but wanted to check
with the list before challenging this.

Has anyone purchased an I phone recently and managed to get VAT exempted by
the Apple store?

Regards

Robin

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