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Old Jan 3rd 2018, 2:35 pm   #31
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ah, fair enough. I also try and avoid spending anything here.

About a 1/3 of my office have been granted a exception from VAT via a company-wide deal with the MOF. Literally no idea how it works as I wasn't included in the deal - probably just for cars.
UN or some other NGA scheme?

I tried to buy something on Amazon today for 60quid and if I deliver direct to Dubai they are quoting 80 quid for delivery and “customs deposit”, previously same item was 15-18quid delivery. Seems Amazon are also scared of just how much people are going to get ripped.

My UK family and colleagues are going to start carrying some very large suitcases if they expect hospitality when here LOL

On a plus note, I brought a Subway sarnie today and the price was the same as pre-Xmas, they are absorbing the VAT it seems. (For now). Just having a beer so will be interested to see how much that bill is.
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Old Jan 3rd 2018, 2:54 pm   #32
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No VAT in Qatar. Happy hour pint at the Marriott sports bar is 30 QAR.

But it’s still Qatar.
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Old Jan 3rd 2018, 3:41 pm   #33
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No VAT in Qatar. Happy hour pint at the Marriott sports bar is 30 QAR.

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I’d rather pay the vat
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UN or some other NGA scheme?

I tried to buy something on Amazon today for 60quid and if I deliver direct to Dubai they are quoting 80 quid for delivery and “customs deposit”, previously same item was 15-18quid delivery. Seems Amazon are also scared of just how much people are going to get ripped.

My UK family and colleagues are going to start carrying some very large suitcases if they expect hospitality when here LOL

On a plus note, I brought a Subway sarnie today and the price was the same as pre-Xmas, they are absorbing the VAT it seems. (For now). Just having a beer so will be interested to see how much that bill is.
Oh my god! I just had this awesome brilliant conspiracy theory!!
Remeber these guys werent too happy about Amazon coming in and buying Souq etc etc
My conspiracy theory IS that they brought in VAT just to make sure that Amazon is no longer competitive
Not that I am complaining, as far as I am concerned they can just Foxtrot Oscar the lot of them
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Old Jan 4th 2018, 2:50 am   #35
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And the beer was......same price as before, yay!

25 chips a pint and no VAT. Happy days.
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Old Jan 4th 2018, 12:52 pm   #36
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UN or some other NGA scheme?

I tried to buy something on Amazon today for 60quid and if I deliver direct to Dubai they are quoting 80 quid for delivery and “customs deposit”, previously same item was 15-18quid delivery. Seems Amazon are also scared of just how much people are going to get ripped.

My UK family and colleagues are going to start carrying some very large suitcases if they expect hospitality when here LOL

On a plus note, I brought a Subway sarnie today and the price was the same as pre-Xmas, they are absorbing the VAT it seems. (For now). Just having a beer so will be interested to see how much that bill is.
I heard on the radio that VAT will be charged on anything you import into the country. Usually there is a threshold value above which VAT would be applied, but that has yet to be declared, if at all.
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I usually commit to learning a new skill each year. Last year I learned how to pick a lock (you never know...), and photograph the Milky Way.

This year, after taking several deep breaths, I've committed to a) being able to have a proper conversation in Korean, and b) getting down to fighting-fit shape and condition to ride my retirement present to myself (regardless of whether or not retirement happens this year) (photo attached). Both are SMART. The latter may involve no booze till Easter...

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Old Jan 5th 2018, 11:52 am   #38
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I have resolved to get a couple of small side projects up and running that will bring in a little secondary income.

Also want to get fitter and spend more time developing myself rather than fighting people on Facebook

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