It has got to be the online shopping news of 2009 for Irish residents. Amazon have (quietly) started shipping all products to Ireland. Up to now we could only get Cds DVDs and Books from Amazon - but as from April 2009 you can buy Games Consoles, , Cameras, Laptops, Camcorders, Tools, Clothes, Electronics , Video Games, Lawnmowers - basically anything.
I tried it - and there were none of the usual "there is a problem …." message at checkout. So it could be bad news for many other online shops that are priced in Euros and deliver to Ireland - unless they start droopping prices.
It will be interesting to see how Amazon cater for the large amount of Irish customers that will be ordering large items . Delivery charges are quite good - for example for large electronic items the charge is £6.98 for the first item in an order plus £1.99 for each item after that. Get over to Amazon now to see the bargains before they change their mind!
Note: There are still some items that cannot be delivered to Ireland by Amazon.ie : Televisions, Childrens Clothes, Car Seats, Blank DVDs/Cds Light Bulbs, Medicines, Mobile Phones.
Also - some items on Amazon are sold by other sellers - be aware that most of the other sellers don’t deliver to Ireland.
If you want to buy a TV online in Ireland try Electrical Experience - Delivery starts at £39.99 but prices are good.