Cameras

eBay Camera category clearly illustrates how VAT Evading NETPs have taken over eBay.co.uk.

Camera Market Share

Top 10 sellers of cameras on eBay.co.uk :

User Montly Camera Sales Total Annual Sales of All Products Country UK Stock VAT Number
#1 britishdeals £521,472 £6,963,324
#2 getitdigital £324,081 £5,408,940
#3 photodirect £240,815 £9,025,109
FAKE
#4 man_int_ltd £155,160 £2,540,592
#5 tronixltd £153,843 £3,387,480
#6 dealz4days86 £123,595 £4,481,736
FAKE
#7 argos £119,129 £31,495,656
#8 uk_directsell £115,131 £1,547,664
#9 simply_savings £111,155 £2,932,056
#10 sportsgearinternational £110,936 £1,469,868
FAKE
 Total Sales: £1,975,317 £69,252,425

Secret Shopping

We sent emails asking for a VAT receipt to the 8 sellers who didn’t display VAT numbers. 7 of the sellers confirmed they could not provide VAT receipts. Only one seller “man_int_ltd” said they could provide a VAT receipt.

The 7 VAT evading sellers are making sales of nearly £32 million between them.

It is little wonder that High St camera shops such as Jessops go bankrupt. How on earth is a VAT registered business going to compete on price when 7 out of 10 of the top seller of cameras on eBay are VAT evaders.