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  • Panrich wrote: »
    Which deprives the owner of those funds access to them.

    I understand the concept in a functional scenario where the goods are immediately put aside and prepared for dispatch but Amazon are clearly dysfunctional at the moment for Irish customers. Money is been held without any guarantees around provision of goods in exchange.

    I suppose as long as people are willing to put up with it, nothing will change in their behaviour.

    Wrong.
    In Amazon's case they have permission from you to take the funds but they do not have a hold on the money.

    If you do not have funds on your card when they are about to dispatch, the transaction is stopped and they will give you an opportunity to change card or try again.




  • Darc19 wrote: »
    Wrong.
    In Amazon's case they have permission from you to take the funds but they do not have a hold on the money.

    If you do not have funds on your card when they are about to dispatch, the transaction is stopped and they will give you an opportunity to change card or try again.

    Depends with Amazon, if its a CC they debit when dispatched if is a Debit Card they normally take the money straight away. I use both to pay for Amazon stuff and can see thats how it works for me.

    Wake me up when it's all over.





  • Ordered yesterday. Delivery date May 10th. Free delivery chosen.

    Dispatched this morning, arriving May 3rd.

    Doesn't suit so got onto chat and changed delivery date to May 7th earliest.

    Does anyone have any experience about whether the new date is respected?




  • They don't go on the estimated dates at all. If you are around Dublin you might get the delivery on tomorrow (3rd). Even if you speak to them they can't slow it down.

    Wake me up when it's all over.





  • EarWig wrote: »
    Ordered yesterday. Delivery date May 10th. Free delivery chosen.

    Dispatched this morning, arriving May 3rd.

    Doesn't suit so got onto chat and changed delivery date to May 7th earliest.

    Does anyone have any experience about whether the new date is respected?
    Is it being delivered by Anpost or Amazon courier? If it's AnPost you'll be able to change the delivery date if you get the text, not sure about Amazon couriers.


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  • gerard2210 wrote: »
    Is it being delivered by Anpost or Amazon courier? If it's AnPost you'll be able to change the delivery date if you get the text, not sure about Amazon couriers.

    Never had a txt from AnPost how do you set that up?

    Wake me up when it's all over.





  • I'm assuming it's whatever system/account the retailer has with An Post. The last few I've gotten have been from an ink place that says they send out over 1000 orders per day and a big candle place. Both are also listed here "https://www.anpost.com/Post-Parcels/Click-and-Post/Returns" so maybe an An Post "Retail Partner". I used to get them for Amazon deliveries before AZ Logs started.

    They just say "Item CE1234567890IE is due for delivery in up to 2 working days. Alternative delivery options here *Link with a passnumber on it* and that brings you through to the options like change the day, different address, anpost lockers etc. On the last one I went into it when the tracking was showing out for delivery and it showed a not quite Amazon level real-time tracking but maybe every 15 minutes updating the anpost vans location.




  • Seems to me that they’re not going to setup Amazon shopping services tailored for the Irish market. My guess is they’ve seen sales rise significantly due to the lockdown which is driving them to assume they can just continue as-is.

    Once bricks and mortar retail reopens, I think I’ll be using Amazon a lot less, as the hassle with delivery charges from .de or .fr or and customs and availability issues from .co.uk aren’t acceptable really.




  • Amazon offering new economy delivery to Ireland
    Priority £7.49
    Standard £6.00
    Economy £5.25




  • zell12 wrote: »
    Amazon offering new economy delivery to Ireland
    Priority £7.49
    Standard £6.00
    Economy £5.25

    Is delivery not free when you spend £25 or on everything with Prime or is that only when fulfilled by Amazon and the above is for third party sellers stuff?


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  • gerard2210 wrote: »
    Is it being delivered by Anpost or Amazon courier? If it's AnPost you'll be able to change the delivery date if you get the text, not sure about Amazon couriers.
    By Amazon. Chat asked for a new date, so they think it works. We shall see.




  • EarWig wrote: »
    Ordered yesterday. Delivery date May 10th. Free delivery chosen.

    Dispatched this morning, arriving May 3rd.

    Doesn't suit so got onto chat and changed delivery date to May 7th earliest.

    Does anyone have any experience about whether the new date is respected?

    I have rearranged deliveries in the past when the initial date didn't suit and they were delivered on the rearranged date.




  • Seems to me that they’re not going to setup Amazon shopping services tailored for the Irish market. My guess is they’ve seen sales rise significantly due to the lockdown which is driving them to assume they can just continue as-is.

    So the massive 650,000 sq ft fulfillment warehouse they have just commenced building in Greenogue is just for a bit of fun? :D




  • Darc19 wrote: »
    So the massive 650,000 sq ft fulfillment warehouse they have just commenced building in Greenogue is just for a bit of fun? :D

    Well, if it just continues to operate as a version of .co.uk it will be fairly substandard.




  • EarWig wrote: »
    By Amazon. Chat asked for a new date, so they think it works. We shall see.
    Well just delivered to my porch.

    What a shi*t company.




  • Well, if it just continues to operate as a version of .co.uk it will be fairly substandard.

    I think you find once that opens we'll still be using the Co.uk site but more items will be avaliable here (like in the pre brexit days) as they'll be picked and shipped from here.

    Personally prefer to pay GBP prices and let the likes of revolut do the conversion instead of taking Amazons FX rates. We get ripped off by most UK retailers who sell here in the FX conversion.




  • I think you find once that opens we'll still be using the Co.uk site but more items will be avaliable here (like in the pre brexit days) as they'll be picked and shipped from here.

    Personally prefer to pay GBP prices and let the likes of revolut do the conversion instead of taking Amazons FX rates. We get ripped off by most UK retailers who sell here in the FX conversion.
    At 650,000 sq ft (think of 20 large Tescos or 60+ Lidl stores) you can expect most "sold by Amazon" goods and then a huge range of items sold by local Irish sellers.




  • Darc19 wrote: »
    At 650,000 sq ft (think of 20 large Tescos or 60+ Lidl stores) you can expect most "sold by Amazon" goods and then a huge range of items sold by local Irish sellers.

    When is this supposed to be operational?




  • When is this supposed to be operational?

    Q2 next year. So about this time next year.




  • Does this look right?

    Item is priced €24.02 - shipping is free but they included it, then added tax and then removed it.
    So I would have thought tax or import fees should be zero, as they are below negligible amount with free shipping.

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  • ^^^^

    Is that Amazon Prime or just free delivery over £25?

    Wake me up when it's all over.





  • They still have to account for shipping.No such thing as free.




  • ^^^^

    Is that Amazon Prime or just free delivery over £25?

    Im going to guess its Amazons new promo for new accounts, free shipping on first order.
    Suckit wrote: »
    Does this look right?

    Item is priced €24.02 - shipping is free but they included it, then added tax and then removed it.
    So I would have thought tax or import fees should be zero, as they are below negligible amount with free shipping.

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    They added £6 shipping and removed it as a promo, not the taxes.

    The threshold for VAT free items is €22, not €24, hence you're being charged import fees.




  • sugarman wrote: »
    Im going to guess its Amazons new promo for new accounts, free shipping on first order.

    They added £6 shipping and removed it as a promo, not the taxes.

    The threshold for VAT free items is €22, not €24, hence you're being charged import fees.
    Sorry, yes, I should have worded it better. They added €6 shipping. Then added tax on the overall price. Then removed then €6.
    So the overall price is €24.02 delivered (it states free shipping, whether or not it is included on the price of the item, I don't know.)
    But there should be no vat collected on €24.02 as it says here:
    Where the VAT liability on any consignment amounts to less than or equal to €6 it should not be collected
    If the shipping wasn't added before the VAT then the VAT amount would be negligible.
    The overall price is €24.02, that is the amount I pay, so surely I shouldn't have to pay VAT?
    I was just curious more than anything, as I haven't ordered from amazonuk since Brexit.
    But it looks incorrect to me.




  • Suckit wrote: »
    Sorry, yes, I should have worded it better. They added €6 shipping. Then added tax on the overall price. Then removed then €6.
    So the overall price is €24.02 delivered (it states free shipping, whether or not it is included on the price of the item, I don't know.)
    But there should be no vat collected on €24.02 as it says here:

    If the shipping wasn't added before the VAT then the VAT amount would be negligible.
    The overall price is €24.02, that is the amount I pay, so surely I shouldn't have to pay VAT?
    I was just curious more than anything, as I haven't ordered from amazonuk since Brexit.
    But it looks incorrect to me.

    the vatable total includes the shipping. they gave you a discount of €6 but it is the actual value that is relevant.




  • ^^^^

    Is that Amazon Prime or just free delivery over £25?
    Normal amazon, I haven't signed up for prime, but have the option of free 30 day trial.




  • the vatable total includes the shipping. they gave you a discount of €6 but it is the actual value that is relevant.
    That's where I got lost a little. So the actual value of shipping is included, regardless.
    That seems a bit weird (although probably correct).
    If the total value of the item delivered costs me €24.02, then I would have thought that would be what I would get taxed on.

    It states shipping is free
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  • Unless you are desperate for it I'd hang on there Suckit that Mango will very likely drop a few quid in price sooner or later its even been down to about a tenner (when I bought it) but that doesn't show on 3c's.com https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B073TSK26W.

    Wake me up when it's all over.





  • Suckit wrote: »
    Sorry, yes, I should have worded it better. They added €6 shipping. Then added tax on the overall price. Then removed then €6.
    So the overall price is €24.02 delivered (it states free shipping, whether or not it is included on the price of the item, I don't know.)
    But there should be no vat collected on €24.02 as it says here:

    If the shipping wasn't added before the VAT then the VAT amount would be negligible.
    The overall price is €24.02, that is the amount I pay, so surely I shouldn't have to pay VAT?
    I was just curious more than anything, as I haven't ordered from amazonuk since Brexit.
    But it looks incorrect to me.

    Ahh I get your initial point now.

    ...but the VAT limit is still €22 regardless.

    Anything over that and you will automatically have to pay the import fee deposit to Amazon.

    If Revenue then don't charge a fee, Amazon refund the deposit.


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  • Suckit wrote: »
    If the shipping wasn't added before the VAT then the VAT amount would be negligible.
    The overall price is €24.02, that is the amount I pay, so surely I shouldn't have to pay VAT?
    I was just curious more than anything, as I haven't ordered from amazonuk since Brexit.
    But it looks incorrect to me.

    The €6 minimum for collection is gone since January.


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