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Re: CHAT: Amazon and e-shopping

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Friday, August 6, 1999, 13:07
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:

> > Does the Netherlands have a sales tax exemption on books? >
Unless the total value is really high, it passes without a problem - I once bought the collected works of Poe and a manuscript of Clark Ashton Smith, and that came to $600,-, and there wasn't any tax on that.
> The Danish excisemen are rabid about sales tax on books from outside > the European Union. Which irks several book-collecting friends I have. > Not only do they open the packets even though the content is declared > on the outside, they hold them until the sales tax has been paid. >
I'm glad I don't like in Denmark then! I can't imagine that Denmark is better stocked with bookshops than the Netherlands, and I often can't find what I want to buy in the Netherlands. Boudewijn Rempt |