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Collect from Amazon drop off location in NI?

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  • 21-11-2022 5:02pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,050 ✭✭✭✭


    Hi folks,

    I needed to order something from Amazon that's UK only.

    Silly me, I sent it to Parcel motel NI because I forgot they don't exist anymore

    Anyway, I was thinking of asking for it to be redirected to a pickup counter in NI and then just driving up and collecting it.

    I don't mind the drive but I'm wondering will there be any issues collecting it when it's obvious I'm from the Republic?

    "The internet never fails to misremember" - Sebastian Ruiz, aka Frost



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭walterking


    why would there be an issue?


    They won't give a damn unless the item is illegal.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,380 ✭✭✭✭coylemj


    I don't mind the drive but I'm wondering will there be any issues collecting it when it's obvious I'm from the Republic?

    The person who hands you the package won't care where you live. The item was shipped from a point in the UK to somewhere else in the UK. You are picking it up in the UK. If there are any issues around VAT or customs, they will arise when you cross the border. Which is your business and nothing to do with Parcel Motel.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,050 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin


    In the end I wasn't able to redirect the parcel so I just cancelled it instead

    Thanks for the help anyway folks, I've deleted the parcel motel address so at least I won't get into that situation again

    "The internet never fails to misremember" - Sebastian Ruiz, aka Frost



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,913 ✭✭✭✭muffler


    If its any help I get various items from Amazon that I collect at one of a couple of post offices in NI and never had any issues. I would normally take my driving licence with me but I think I only ever had to show it once. I just go in with the tracking number and give my name and thats all.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,050 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin


    Thanks for that, I guess my worry was if they saw a republic drivers license they'd tell me to pay VAT and import charges before handing the package over


    I think I might have overestimated how much the Royal Main in NI likes their jobs 😁

    "The internet never fails to misremember" - Sebastian Ruiz, aka Frost



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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,380 ✭✭✭✭coylemj


    OP, you're totally overthinking this situation. You could be buying a present for your nan who lives in Newry. Why would an employee of Parcel Motel or the Royal Mail care what you do with the package after you've picked it up? Your driving licence doesn't come into it.

    If I ordered a click and collect from Power City in Sallynoggin, went to collect it and showed a UK driving licence as ID, do you think they would ask me to pay UK VAT and customs charges?



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