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23-02-2021, 14:45   #1651
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what's the story with batteries - I was looking at spare batteries for power tools, all not available for shipping to Ireland which is what I expected. But you can order items that have batteries in them, like phones, tablets etc...
I have the same problem with Dyson batteries. 'Not available for shipment to Ireland' from UK or DE.


Wtf is going on?
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23-02-2021, 15:18   #1652
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I have the same problem with Dyson batteries. 'Not available for shipment to Ireland' from UK or DE.


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Lithium Ion batteries are hazardous on aircraft. Amazon seem to go with this, despite moving most of their products by truck. This has been a problem for quite a while. Dyson.ie ship parts from Dublin.
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24-02-2021, 12:24   #1653
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I have the same problem with Dyson batteries. 'Not available for shipment to Ireland' from UK or DE.


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Always been like this (or for a very long time). I wanted to buy a Ring replacement battery and wont ship to IE. I think it has to do with how dangerous batteries can get (self combustion etc) (plus seen somewhere on the courier's website that only that many battery/battery products are allowed in a shipment (per pallet or something along the lines). An post never wanted to allow me to send phones to the UK (And its been like this for ages)

Look at .de or screwfix for powertools
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24-02-2021, 13:11   #1654
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Are digital cameras subject to import fees?

I put this camera worth £1150 through to checkout to see how much of a scalping I'd get from customs but no import fees were given:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...KL5A1OLE&psc=1



Edit: On further inspection it appears cameras are duty free!:

Electronic goods such as Laptops, Mobile Phones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free

Now to get it in before Paschal the slippery snake puts my VAT back to 23
Odd - a gopro i was looking at had €60 if import duties added at the checkout. Luckily gopro had a deal on so bought direct (cheaper).
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24-02-2021, 13:40   #1655
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Always been like this (or for a very long time). I wanted to buy a Ring replacement battery and wont ship to IE. I think it has to do with how dangerous batteries can get (self combustion etc) (plus seen somewhere on the courier's website that only that many battery/battery products are allowed in a shipment (per pallet or something along the lines). An post never wanted to allow me to send phones to the UK (And its been like this for ages)

Look at .de or screwfix for powertools
That sounds likely. How do they ship them though?
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24-02-2021, 22:50   #1656
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That sounds likely. How do they ship them though?
Not a clue: maybe they have some agreements or if you are a reputable business theres more flexibility. I might look into that now out of curiosity
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25-02-2021, 23:31   #1657
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trying to buy an item again which i bought around christmas but now no longer ships to ireland from amazon uk. searched all the other amazons and the only other one which had it in stock was amazon.nl. happy days...but as soon as i logged into .nl, suddenly the item was "currently unavailable". so much for being in the EU.
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26-02-2021, 11:23   #1658
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trying to buy an item again which i bought around christmas but now no longer ships to ireland from amazon uk. searched all the other amazons and the only other one which had it in stock was amazon.nl. happy days...but as soon as i logged into .nl, suddenly the item was "currently unavailable". so much for being in the EU.
What item is it?
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I get items delivered within 3 days from ordering nowadays. It's getting back to normal it seems.
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01-03-2021, 01:47   #1660
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I get items delivered within 3 days from ordering nowadays. It's getting back to normal it seems.
same ordered an item sunday had it delivered tuesday morning, and not in dublin either
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Yes seems to be improving all right. Ordered Friday night (late) and received mid-day Sunday. The expected delivery dates are still a little more conservative (that one had Monday so actual was a day ahead of that) but also much improved as well.
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Yes seems to be improving all right. Ordered Friday night (late) and received mid-day Sunday. The expected delivery dates are still a little more conservative (that one had Monday so actual was a day ahead of that) but also much improved as well.
Absolutely better than it ever was for us. Not in Dublin, no Prime membership, and dispatched from UK - ordered Saturday afternoon and arrived this morning.
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Had an item ship Thursday, arrived Saturday, not a prime member.
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