Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
Normally VAT is not charged on intra-EUropean goods transactions. I recently bought a device in France without paying VAT...

I had to pay the German VAT which was probably not strictly due;
Consumers located in a EU-country buying goods from a dealer located in another EU-country have to pay VAT of the country of the dealer.

(Commercial clients would be billed without VAT, but would have to pay the VAT of their EU-country.)