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Channel Island VAT loophole closed

Low Value Consignment Relief will no longer apply to goods sent to the UK from the Channel Islands, the Government has announced. The controversial tax loophole is used by many of the biggest UK online retailers – most famously Play.com, The Hut Group, Asda and Amazon – to dodge millions …

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Play.com sold for £25m

Online entertainment retail giant Play.com has agreed to sell itself to Japanese company Rakuten. The agreed fee is 25m. Rakuten is the largest online retail operator in Japan. Play.com is its third European acquisition following moves for French site PriceMinister and German shopping portal Tradoria. In total the company operates …

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Redesigned Play.com goes live

Online retail giant Play.com has had a makeover, with an emphasis on smoother navigation and tidier pages. The company claims the new site makes it even easier for consumers to find the product their looking for, either via the search bar or drop down menus that appear for each category. …

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Games Retail Guide 2011

MCV’s annual High Street directory provides an overview of every buying team for each key UK video games retailer, as well as up-to-date store counts, company profiles and contact details. Game and Gamestation The UK’s leading specialist games retailer has had a tough year, with sales falling by 9.8 per …

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Play.com selling Gears of War gun

Gears of War 3 fans can order a replica gold Lancer gun model exclusively from Play.com. The online retailer is offering the product in the UK for 69.99 following strong pre-orders in the US. GameStop.com listed the product online last week and it quickly became the retailer’s No.1 item. It’s …

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Play.com gets Lazard backing for Euro growth

UK online retailer Play.com has hired Lazard Ltd to help it finance future growth. The investment firm will explore the possibilities afforded by the sales of a stake in Play.com, according to Bloomberg. The retailer will then be able to finance growth into new product categories and potentially expand into …

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Play.com calms security fears

The CEO of online retail Play.com has moved to clam any worried customers following the recent security breach that has hit the firm. It was reported yesterday morning that the retailer has suffered an unspecified technical glitch that had resulted in a number of customers receiving spam email. However, a …

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Play.com suffers security breach

Online retail giant Play.com has suffered an unspecified security failure that has lead to the loss of some customer information including names and email addresses. Fortunately, it looks as if bank account and credit card data was not part of the breach. "We are emailing all our customers to let …

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Brink pre-order deals revealed

Bethesda has announced retail partnerships that will drive pre-orders for Splash Damage’s upcoming sci-fi shooter Brink. GAME, GameStation, Play.com and Amazon will each offer exclusive packs of in-game content to any consumers that order the game ahead of its May 20th release date. Each pack will contain different body tattoos, …

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UK Xmas shoppers spend £17.4bn online

Online retail group IMRG expects UK consumers to spend 17.4bn online this Christmas, up from the 15bn spent in 2009. The company made its estimates ahead of ‘Mega Monday,’ which takes place on December 6th. The day is typically the busiest online shopping day of the year, with Play.com expected …

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