I notice that now that I have bought a Kindle for my own use, they have brought out a new upgraded version even though it is not yet available in this country. Why does it always happen to me? Oh yes they have also reduced the price of the version I have, back to where it was before the last VAT rise. I can't see there being a big increase in sales with a reduction of only two quid though.
Maybe it is possible to buy the all new super duper version from Amazon USA and use it over here? What's the situation with customs and excise these days?
Just wondering if our FE has bought the new one yet?
E-books are a new technology so i understand,though do not necessarily agree,that the present rules see this as 'software' and not "hard copy" and also how slow legislation is implemented to change any situation.
I agree that Amazon are not responsible, this Government had an opportunity to reduce VAT on e-books to %5 and chose not to do so, so i know who to question but Amazon with it's global presence could have led the way and initiated, in conjunction with others, an attempt to dissuade the Government from introducing the tax in full.A few other Governments did not go so far as this one.