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sharing my tips for buying chipper ;)

 

some of you might notice that when you buy tracks on bandcamp , they will add automatically 20-30% taxes to pay to Europe.

that was happening for me as my paypal was registered here.

 

i opened another paypal and transfered money there. my new paypal don't have taxes added as it is registered for canada address.

 

easy to do , and it saves money which i prefer to pay directly to artists.


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Great idea.  



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Yeah, the VAT sucks.. I don't really understand why (and to whom) I'm paying that 24% tax on digital music.. Really makes the difference when buying several albums.

 

Same thing with sotfware. I noticed that Lennar Digital is giving 25% off the Sylenth1 in black Friday sales but since I'm paying the 24% VAT I'm really just getting really small slice off the normal price... :D

 

Btw. Do you use some friends address in Canada or do you just pick up some random address? You don't have a credit card linked to that account then (probably wants the same billing address that the card has)?



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i think i took a friends address in Canada, but no need to do any verification. And credit card is registered for an adress in France.

actually i think you can have a paypal account without a credit card, and you can just send money from your main account to the extra account (with CANADIAN address).


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Great trick, never realised you could do this! :)



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Tax evasion lol.



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Just to open this one again... Did you use your own name for the second account? I guess you'd have to because it has to match the one on the credit card, right? I'm tired of extra taxes as well. I just want to do my music shopping in peace.



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Just to open this one again... Did you use your own name for the second account? I guess you'd have to because it has to match the one on the credit card, right? I'm tired of extra taxes as well. I just want to do my music shopping in peace.

 

actually i dont have a second card, i just made a second paypal (registered foe a country outside of europe) and i put money from one paypal to my second paypal.

both paypals have same name i believe, but  not sure. i dont think that matter.


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Cool. And just to be sure, does it matter what kind of currency you transfer to the other account?



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Cool. And just to be sure, does it matter what kind of currency you transfer to the other account?

 

i don't think so, i transfer euros.


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my solution don't work anymore, with both of my accounts (france and canada) i need to pay taxes. i purchased 2 tracks from european artists today.


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