Major VAT drama

kerrilynn1982

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Oct 27, 2012
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So I bought a new wallet while in Paris along with shoes from Crhistian Louboutin. I flew in and out of London from Orlando and traveled to Paris by train during my stay. I was told by both stores to process the VAT in London before my flight home. I went to the first desk to the customs girl and presented both receipts along with one from London. Then went to the Money Corp desk to complete after I checked in. The first girl was very nice but the Money Corp was nasty from the start. She refused to process either store from Paris because the receipt has the credit card with xxxx for the first 9 numbers. I told her the London one did too and she said that doesn't matter and it's because they're from France. Told me I had to mail the receipts to Paris and they had to write the credit card number out completely and Mail back to me then I had to mail to them!?!? Has this ever happened to anyone? Was she right? I didn't have too much time to argue with her and I'm going to call Amex tomorrow so we will see what happens.
 

fabuleux

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So I bought a new wallet while in Paris along with shoes from Crhistian Louboutin. I flew in and out of London from Orlando and traveled to Paris by train during my stay. I was told by both stores to process the VAT in London before my flight home. I went to the first desk to the customs girl and presented both receipts along with one from London. Then went to the Money Corp desk to complete after I checked in. The first girl was very nice but the Money Corp was nasty from the start. She refused to process either store from Paris because the receipt has the credit card with xxxx for the first 9 numbers. I told her the London one did too and she said that doesn't matter and it's because they're from France. Told me I had to mail the receipts to Paris and they had to write the credit card number out completely and Mail back to me then I had to mail to them!?!? Has this ever happened to anyone? Was she right? I didn't have too much time to argue with her and I'm going to call Amex tomorrow so we will see what happens.

I have never heard that before! Awful ordeal!
But yeah the VAT must be requested in the last airport before leaving the European Union.
 
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