Sponsor for PC Pals Forum

Author Topic: The end of Play.com  (Read 2976 times)

Offline Simon

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 66651
  • First to score 7/7 in Quiz of The Week's News 2017
The end of Play.com
« on: February 18, 2013, 13:07 »
Channel Islands-based retailer Play.com has announced the closure of its direct retail business, after the closure of a tax loophole.

A statement from the company described the closure as a "company restructure", and blamed the move on the government’s closure of a VAT loophole that allowed retailers to sell goods worth under £15 VAT-free from the Channel Islands.

"The removal of LVCR [Low Value Consignment Relief] implemented in April 2012 has been a determining factor in this decision," the company added.

The site will continue to sell products as a "marketplace", facilitating the sale of goods to and from private individuals.

The closure comes at the cost of 147 jobs in Jersey and a further 67 in the UK mainland.

Read more: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/379186/play-com-stops-selling-direct-to-public#ixzz2LFtoefcK

A real shame.  They were the first company I ever ordered anything online from, and that was from an Internet cafe before I had my own computer.  It was the Highlander DVD.  I've spent thousands with them since.
Many thanks to all our members, who have made PC Pals such an outstanding success!   :thumb:

Offline Clive

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 62789
  • Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015,2016 and 2017
Re: The end of Play.com
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 20:30 »
I've bought stuff off them too, but not for a long time.
Winner BBC Quiz of the Year 2015, 2016 and yet again in 2017.

Offline sam

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 19402
Re: The end of Play.com
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 20:56 »
Oh no. Sad news.
- sam | @starrydude --



Offline Simon

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 66651
  • First to score 7/7 in Quiz of The Week's News 2017
Re: The end of Play.com
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 21:04 »
Even sadder, it probably means Amazon will increase their prices.  :(
Many thanks to all our members, who have made PC Pals such an outstanding success!   :thumb:

Offline sam

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 19402
Re: The end of Play.com
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 21:41 »
Indeed.
- sam | @starrydude --




Show unread posts since last visit.
Sponsor for PC Pals Forum