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The cooling fan in the PSU of my desktop PC has gone on the fritz, causing the PC to shut down as the PSU overheats. Being a tinkerer and tending towards the green side, I thought I'd buy and fit a replacement 40mm fan from eBay, rather than shelling out for a whole new PSU. (Yes, I know there are some serious capacitors in PSU's - I'll wear rubber gloves)
I found some from China at £1 or less, with free postage. I don't know how they can make money on these, but that's their problem, but I have splashed out £1.75 to get one from the UK
I also found this one[^] - £999.85, though they do offer free postage as well. At that price I would want it personally delivered by a scantily clad maiden!
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But Shirley he'd have to declare the £999 capital gains...
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It is a bit more complicated. Let's say Company 1 and 2 are in the same holding. Company 1, in Bahamas, buys a 1€ fan and sells it for 1000€. They make a 999€ profit, which is not taxed (remember, Bahamas). Company 2, in France, buys a 1000€ fan, which it can resell for, let's say, 5€. This company makes a 995€ loss, on which it does not pay taxes. The holding, on this transaction, makes a -1-1000+1000+5 = 4€ tax-free profit. Scale that to 1 million fans, and you have made a 4 million profit without paying any tax.
This is how tax havens work.
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Surely that has to be an error? if you Google the fan you can get it for as little as £5.00 from Amazon
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