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Play.com closing retail business in March

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Martok, 9 Jan 2013.

  1. Martok

    Martok Board Game Addict
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-09-play-com-closing-retail-business-in-march
     
  2. Acegadgets

    Acegadgets Not so serious gamer
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    Don't think I will miss Play.com

    "The abolishment of the LVCR loophole has apparently resulted in 600 people losing their jobs on the island of Jersey, where only around 100,000 people live"

    But it will help protect jobs on the mainland. The likes of Game are back in business, Grainger games and other smaller chains are doing quite well. This loophole ment that companies could sell goods in the UK under £15 and not pay any VAT making them £20% cheaper than thier mainland rivals. Perhaps if this VAT free loophole had been closed earlier, more VAT paying Indie shops would have survived?
     
  3. Plaxinator

    Plaxinator Wino extraordinaire
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    It's a big shame really because they were still a big employer at the end if the day. I stopped using Play a couple of years ago as they stopped being the cheapest and were really slow with delivery. So I won't miss them either. Feel sorry for all those people though.
     
  4. Jkrohn1

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    I won't miss play at all, used to be great but they seemed to turn crap 7 days to deliver items. Games are £40 so they would have been paying tax anyway?
     
  5. ColSonders

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    Yeah I don't get it, I'm sure they sold lots of budget games, but their full price games certainly wouldn't come under the LVCR loophole.

    I stopped using them years ago when they stopped being cheap and stopped being awesome at getting games to you quickly/early.

    As with others I feel sorry for those losing their jobs but certainly won't miss Play.com
     
  6. Slaine

    Slaine Serious Gamer
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    I used to use Play all the time before they were took over. The prices went up and the service went downhill.

    Viva Shopto.net, which are pretty damn good.

    Im curious to see how Amazon will fare now......
     
  7. Jkrohn1

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    Lots of my items sold by amazon came from indigostarfish which is a gift company will they be affected by the loophole closure? No tax on gift wasn't affected by the loophole thingy
     
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