In Europe, most prices include a value-added tax or VAT that can be as high as 25 percent. This is like a sales tax, except that it's built into the price you pay instead of being added at the cash register.
ASOS charges est.17.5% VAT to their items!
If you're not from UK, you can ask ASOS to refund the VAT charges back to your bank or credit card account.
You can request for a refund 30 days after the order was placed.
The refund is not automatic as you have to manually email ASOS to request for the refund, by sending an email to email@example.com.
I emailed them a list of ALL of my past orders that are older than 30 days.
So, I emailed the ASOS care person my CC information, EXCEPT the 3-digit authorization number located on the back of the card. It was nice of her to let me know that they would discard the CC information once they processed my VAT refund.
Some people said ASOS didn't ask for their cc/bank info.
It depends on whom you talk to I guess.
As promised, they credited the VAT refund back to my credit card account 3 days later!
I hope that helps!☺