Can I claim back VAT on used products?

Q. Can I claim back VAT on used products?

A. VAT cannot be claimed back on second-hand items. On second-hand items, when applicable, VAT is calculated under the  VAT Margin Scheme, as defined by HM Revenue & Customs. Under this scheme VAT is not shown separately.

VAT can only be claimed back on items in our used section that have the following condition ratings;

  • MO (Mail order return: Goods have been despatched but returned unopened) 
  • OB (Open Box: Goods have been opened, inspected and returned as unwanted)
  • R (Refurbished by the Manufacturer)