Play's Shutting Up Shop and Turning Into Ebay

By Sam Gibbs on at

That Jersey tax loophole that the government shut last year was essentially the life-blood of many a cheap DVD shop. Now Play.com's bitten the dust, as it can no longer sustain direct sales to the UK. It'll be reborn from the ashes to be a market place, just like Ebay or Amazon Market Place.

From March, the Play we used to know and love will cease to be, and I can't help but feel a slight tinge. Still, it's not like the price of DVDs and Blu-rays has actually gone up much since the VAT loophole got shut. And anyway, who actually buys discs anymore, what with Netflix, LoveFilm and Now TV instantly streaming everything? [MCV]

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