Correct.Most include it in the sale price and will tell you so, but beware, there are some that will add Vat to the final selling price, but again, they should mention that this is the case on the listing.
Understood - but this was a bout two days before and I said I'd come back in two days to get the lower price. He said don't bother because there is no VAT on this sax anyway.
It's irrelevant because I didn't buy it anyway.
Correct, Vat is not so simple.Ok, it's not that simple.
With secondhand goods, if the VAT registered business can prove that they bought it from someone who is not VAT registered, and so did not pay VAT, then they do only need to charge VAT on any profit they make from selling that
Yes, exactly. Except he should be paying VAT on his profit, but as many sellers don't want the buyer to know what the profit is, they just include it in the price and say nothing.However if he purchased without paying VAT ie. from someone not registered, he doesnt have to charge VAT.