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Thread: How does this add up?
Harrison 11:38 1st August 2018
I thought I was fairly good at maths, having an A-Level, but this really doesn't make sense. Anyone make this add up?

Inital agreed sale amount was 150.

"Sales through our website are subject to a 15% commission. ****’s commission for this sale is 45 GBP, the VAT (20%) amounts to 9 GBP and you have earned 96 GBP."
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Demon Cleaner 16:25 1st August 2018
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Tiago 15:39 2nd August 2018
Let me see if i get it:
1) you sold something on a website.
2) the website charges you in a % (15) of the product price
3) the website charges vat (20) on top of it

Write so:

If the product is 150:
150 x 15% = 22,5 then 22,5 X 20% = 4,5
150 - 22,5 - 4,5 = 123 this should be the value right?

But they did:
150 - (300 x 15% X 20%)

so
300 x 15% x 20%

300 x 15% = 45 then 45 x 20% = 9

so
150 - 45 - 9 = 96

They just started from 300 instead of 150.... is that it?
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J T 23:34 2nd August 2018
The extra is my slice - don't try and gip me out of my money now, or I'll send the boys round to have a word, you hear me son?
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Tiago 12:44 3rd August 2018
Send them... must warn you that temperature here in Lisbon is 40c
Last night i went to the beach. At 23:00 temperature was 33c the beach had a loto of people, and many on the water.
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Kin Hell 10:37 5th August 2018
Originally Posted by Tiago:
Let me see if i get it:
1) you sold something on a website.
2) the website charges you in a % (15) of the product price
3) the website charges vat (20) on top of it

Write so:

If the product is 150:
150 x 15% = 22,5 then 22,5 X 20% = 4,5
150 - 22,5 - 4,5 = 123 this should be the value right?

But they did:
150 - (300 x 15% X 20%)

so
300 x 15% x 20%

300 x 15% = 45 then 45 x 20% = 9

so
150 - 45 - 9 = 96

They just started from 300 instead of 150.... is that it?

Wtf?



Originally Posted by Harrison:
I thought I was fairly good at maths, having an A-Level, but this really doesn't make sense. Anyone make this add up?

Inital agreed sale amount was 150.

"Sales through our website are subject to a 15% commission. ****’s commission for this sale is 45 GBP, the VAT (20%) amounts to 9 GBP and you have earned 96 GBP."
Easy.....

150 - 96 = 54

54 - 9 = 45



And if it still doesn't work for you:

Originally Posted by J T:
The extra is my slice - don't try and gip me out of my money now, or I'll send the boys round to have a word, you hear me son?
....what he says!
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Harrison 11:30 9th August 2018
Tiago thanks for your reply. That actually answered it for me. I originally had the listing for 300 but then accepted an offer for 150. So the site charged me fees based on the original listing price. Makes sense now and I will be having words.
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