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30-09-2020, 14:54   #76
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The fire stick light doesn’t support Dolby Atmos sound and has a different remote with less tv controls. That’s the major difference really.
And pray tell me Dolby Atmos what does that do is it necessary or something
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Not going to detail the thread but they've acquired a large fulfillment centre in Rathcoole and are currently training drivers at the moment, doing trial runs and logistical work.

An Post are also aware of this (they mentioned it in their recent annual update) that Amazon are one of their biggest customers, and they know they're going to be also using their own services, which will take some pressure off the postal system.

In short, Amazon Prime is landing properly in Ireland.
I'd expect something before Black Friday here.
Excellent news, thanks! Maybe next Prime day we will be able to order without having to use Parcel Wizard/Motel or other workarounds for items with lithium ion batteries
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30-09-2020, 15:13   #78
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And pray tell me Dolby Atmos what does that do is it necessary or something
It's high end surround sound, not necessary if you don't have Atmos speakers or aren't planning to set up an Atmos system, I suppose.
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30-09-2020, 15:24   #79
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Where did you hear that? Like someone else above, I have the student prime rate so I'm covered anyway, but I'd love to be able to order things without the frequent "can't be delivered to your address" messages.
They are opening a warehouse. I imagine once that is their. They’ll start prime

https://www.fm104.ie/news/fm104-news...use-in-dublin/
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30-09-2020, 15:26   #80
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Not going to detail the thread but they've acquired a large fulfillment centre in Rathcoole and are currently training drivers at the moment, doing trial runs and logistical work.

An Post are also aware of this (they mentioned it in their recent annual update) that Amazon are one of their biggest customers, and they know they're going to be also using their own services, which will take some pressure off the postal system.

In short, Amazon Prime is landing properly in Ireland.
I'd expect something before Black Friday here.
Is one fulfillment centre going to be able to carry all stock to allow for next day delivery tbiugh, presumably will be selected items. If you've seen the building in Swansea (Wales) you'll know what I mean.
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Anyone else get different prices when shipping to Ireland vs Parcel motel address? When I ship to Ireland the product seems to be discounted but when I ship to UK the product is charging the full price.
It's the vat difference
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Is one fulfillment centre going to be able to carry all stock to allow for next day delivery tbiugh, presumably will be selected items. If you've seen the building in Swansea (Wales) you'll know what I mean.
Most likely, we'll expect them to stock the majority of the most sought after items, such as those that are in big demand.
There will be years of data and analytics which would indicate which are 'must-stock' items for Irish customers.
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Cheers, it is a big difference. I was looking at two sound bars that came to £1,080 combined but with the reduced price it was £899. I then signed up to prime for a free month for prime day and now I no longer have the option to ship to Ireland so would have to pay the full price again. Will cancel the prime membership once prime day passes and hopefully the option to ship to Ireland will be there again.
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Most likely, we'll expect them to stock the majority of the most sought after items, such as those that are in big demand.
There will be years of data and analytics which would indicate which are 'must-stock' items for Irish customers.
Would be good if they allowed collection facilities in various outlets.
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Would be good if they allowed collection facilities in various outlets.
If they had their Amazon Lockers here it'd be great.
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If they had their Amazon Lockers here it'd be great.
What is there to stop them buying up parcel motel? And then rebrand the lockers?
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Parcel Motel was purchased by UPS around a year ago.
Not going to happen.

Lockers maybe over the future months and years.
Baby steps!
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Very easy to get prime student used a family members old student id sent a picture and got the free trial, didn't even matter name and gender was different than my prime account!
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Any chance of Shark or Dyson cordless being reduced in this?
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30-09-2020, 20:15   #90
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Parcel Motel was purchased by UPS around a year ago.
Not going to happen.

Lockers maybe over the future months and years.
Baby steps!
I wonder will UPS be able to handle it after UK goes full Brexit after Jan 1st?
I can see Amazon being able to come to an arrangement with the Irish Customs and VAT people to collect the duty and VAT for them, since Amazon control the whole transaction from ordering to delivery, and can wrap it all up in your costs at point of ordering. But how will the ParcelMotel/UPS depot handle parcels with non-existent invoices or dodgy claims to be "gifts", then contact you to get the OK to charge you for VAT, duty etc? As far as I can see if the UK goes out of the EU without a tight free trade agreement, the ParcelMotel business model is fubar-ed, as are AddressPal, and all the others.
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