"30 January, 2008 | 06:20PM GMT
From 20th February 2008, we'll be changing the policy around how sellers are allowed to treat VAT in their listings.
Currently, we leave it to sellers to decide whether they include VAT in the selling price or add it after the sale at the checkout.
Based on strong feedback from both the buyer and seller community, we're changing the policy so that it will no longer be permissible to add VAT charges to an item after the sale. If you're VAT registered, and therefore must charge VAT on the items you sell, the prices visible to buyers in your listings must be inclusive of VAT.
The eBay Team"
Gonna be some mighty ****ed off sellers next month. Not a moment too soon imho as it's always wound me up. Not so much the auction sellers though, that's sort of fair to add VAT after sale, but BIN sellers.... They already KNOW how much VAT is going to be due so should have been listing with VAT from day one. More level playing field. I also like the new sort by price+postage option in the search. Weeds out those rip off P&P sellers quite effectively LOL.