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VMware Certification Marketplace now open to global customers

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In January 2013 I had an unpleasant experience with VMware Certification Marketplace. I purchased an Exam Voucher for VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT) exam but it was not valid for tests scheduled in the UK. When I realised my mistake, I contacted the Customer Support and asked for a refund. There is no telephone number on the web site and the only way you can contact Customer Service is via email. When I did not get any reply, I tried to send email again and even included Pearson VUE Customer Support. Eventually, after about three weeks, I received a reply from them and got the refund.

Last night I received this email from VMware Certification Marketplace:

Introducing the VMware Certification Marketplace — your global VMware certification learning resource!

Recently, we opened our online store for customers located around the globe. Now, from Anguilla to Zimbabwe, customers can log on and find best-of-breed online learning resources and exam vouchers to take VMware certification exams.

To help you get started, we would like to offer you 20% off your first order of learning products on the VMware Certification Marketplace. Simply enter the coupon code Global2013, in your shopping cart before checking out.

Hurry, offer expires on April 30, 2013*.

*Discount excludes exam vouchers sold on the VMware Certification Marketplace

What an excellent news! It looks like exam takers from UK might be able to save some money, see below:

VMware Certification Marketplace

Price for VCP and VCAP exams, converted to GBP, no VAT:
VMware Exam Voucher prices - 1

PLEASE NOTE: Please keep in mind that this is just a guide for your information based on current currency conversion rates. Your final payment will be made in USD.

Subtotal: 
£805.12
Shipping & Handling: 
£0.00
VAT: 
£0.00
Total: 
£805.12
NOTE: Your actual cost is $1,257.63 USD. All other currencies displayed on this page are for your convenience only, and are not actual costs. Exchange rates may vary.

Pearson VUE

Price for VCP exam, in GBP + 20% VAT:
VMware Exam Voucher prices - 2

I am not planning to book any VMware exams in the near future, I would really appreciate if you could test the theory and confirm that we can really save 20% on VAT in the UK. Please let me know and I will update the post.
Thank you.

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