I've just discovered something fishy with Scan.co.uk
I went to order 2 cables. It's price look cheap at first, when I check out I found that the prices are excluding VAT. Okay I thought, not exactly a good impression for retailers to quote excl VAT prices nowadays. But why is it so expensive?
The delivery for 2 cables is £3.99, which is not competitive, but still acceptable. I did my Maths and added, the tally came to £10.2, not £10.8 quoted there. It came out that the deliver charge excludes VAT as well. I have NEVER ever heard a company which charges VAT on the delivery charge quoted.
For those people who buy expensive computer equipment from there probably won't notice the fact that their delivery charge number on the invoice did not include VAT. There is no clear notice on the basket that this is the case. To me it looks like it's intentionally made to mislead and profit from it. Ok it's only 60p. But with 1000s of customers, they must had made a fortune from this.
Doesn't exactly impress me as a honest retailer.