Sorry to burst peoples bubbles, i have the old cataloge from march 2008 and they have sent me the new one, march 2009, the prices we pay are the exactly the same in both cat's.Don't forget the VAT will be going up along with the prices in January.
That is completely wrong TBOn a closer look, when the goverment lowered the VAT they , thornes, did NOT pass on the VAT decrease of 2.5%
Now they are stating that they WILL be puting up their prices Due to the VAT increase. I personally it is taking the biscuit.
I contacted Thornes in Jan this year an pointed out their error. They assured and it was proved that they do charge the corect VAT rate.On a closer look, when the goverment lowered the VAT they , thornes, did NOT pass on the VAT decrease of 2.5%.
As TB quoted from a select number of items, the base price changed (went up) and the VAT was lowered. Net result for us was Thornes implemented a 2.5% price increase on items for sale. I expect that price increases are inevitable, and the amount decided on by Thornes is their business.march 2008 march 2009
with out VAT with Vat Without VAT with VAT
10 dn2 frames £10.49 £12.32 £10.72 £12.32
manual poly extractor £323.88 £380.56 £330.92 £380.56
flat national hive complete £177.14 £208.14 £180.99 £208.14
Thanks RAB,They supplied mine at the lower rate, as they honoured their price at the time of ordering but I cannot remember when they actually arrived, possibly after March 1st.