The bad weather before Christmas meant that more people did their Christmas shopping online. Amazon was where I did all my present buying this year . The Free Super Saver delivery to Ireland ie. Free delivery on orders over £25 is a big attraction - as are the good prices on most things available. - Vist Amazon Here
The January 2011 UK VAT increase to 20% will not affect the prices charged by Amazon for Irish customers - because we were always charged the Irish rate of VAT anyway.
Amazon will automatically add 1.5% to the UK prices to account for the 21.5% Irish VAT rate.
There is still no dedicated Amazon.ie site - but Irish orders can be made on the Amazon UK site. Prices are in Sterling - and deliveries to Ireland normally arrive in 3 to 5 days.
If you are looking for a Kindle (ebook reader) - for delivery to Ireland you need to go to the Amazon USA site
Most "marketplace" sellers on Amazon won’t deliver to Ireland - so to be sure of getting delivery to Ireland - choose items with the Seller shown as Amazon-Uk.
If your order is under £25 the following charges will apply for delivery to Ireland:
CDs & DVD £1.49 per order and £0.39 per item
Books / VHS /Pc & Video Games £3.99 per order and £0.99 per item
Everything Else £3.99 per order plus £0.49 per Kg Add 21.5% Irish VAT to these Delivery charges
You can buy toys, tools , video games, consoles, digital cameras, food processors, camcorders,Ipods, Satnav, a, Laptops, Clothes, Shoes, Watches, Jewellery - basically anything except TVs , Car Seats , Kids Clothes, Blank DVDs/Cds and lightbulbs .