Guide to online shopping and other ...ShoptheState.com a Hidden Gem (1.11.2005, 16:05 UTC)
Online Shopping in Ireland has one major draw back. Often the best sites for bargains do not deliver to Ireland. However, last year I came across a website called Shopthestate.com in a pc magazine review which seems to be the perfect answer to this problem. This website was set up to allow people who aren't residents of the USA to purchase goods from websites that sell only to US residents. They provide you with an address in the States and undertake to forward any purchases you make at economic...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Pixmania Portable Music Deals (1.11.2005, 16:02 UTC)
Pixmania generally offer great prices for electronic goods such as mp3 players and cameras. The prices below are in Sterling, but you should be able to access the irish version of the site when you click through to their website. I am trying to get these affiliate links to display in Euro instead. Please bear with me on this. I think you won't find any prices comparable to these in Ireland. If you do, please let me know and I will publish it?Online Shopping in Ireland tips, useful websites for p...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Sniping on Ebay Ireland (1.11.2005, 15:57 UTC)
I am a seasoned user of Ebay and now that they have launched in Ireland, I thought I might share with you one very important piece of knowledge that is rarely observed by an Ebay novice. A lot of new users express cynicism at the fact the so many auctions seem to be lost in the dying seconds of the auction. This is not some sinister plot by the seller to remove his product from the auction when the price offered is too low. In fact this is usually the result of another bidders actions. Either th...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Aldi and Lidl Special Offers in Ireland (1.11.2005, 15:55 UTC)
Most people know at this stage about Aldi and Lidl. Not only do they offer very cheap grocery products, but they often have very good deals on hardware and electronic goods. To check up on their weekly special offers pay a visit to their websites:Lidl special offersAldi special offersOnline Shopping in Ireland tips, useful websites for people working and living in IrelandYou might want to Bookmark Us for future reference Technorati tagsirishblogsonline shopping IrelandAldi Ireland Lidl Ireland i...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Buy Trough Price Comparison sites (1.11.2005, 15:49 UTC)
As I mentioned in a previous post, there are many American price comparison websites that you can use to source great bargains. Generally speaking I would first look in Ebay for a product and then try some of these websites. As I said, some sites don't offer delivery to ireland, so it may be necessary to use the services of Shopthestate.com to have the goods delivered.But you may not have time to wait for the delivery from the US? With this in mind, I have sourced some English and European price...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Buy and Sell vs EBAY Ireland (1.11.2005, 15:47 UTC)
Traditionally the market for the exchange of second hand goods has been dominated by Buy and Sell in ireland. This company prints monthly magazines by region and advertises a whole array of different products from cars to computers, household goods to dating services. It is an excellent service and is available online also. I believe however that its dominance of the market may be under threat from the increasing popularity of Ebay. Ebay s principal advantage is that it has an inbuilt rating sys...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Renting DVDs online in Ireland (1.11.2005, 15:35 UTC)
Screenclick formally known as DVDrentals.ie is a website that allows you to rent DVDs online in the Republic of Ireland. The cheapest membership is EUR19.99 per month, which allows you to rent unlimited DVDs. So basically if you are fanatic movie watcher you will make big savings on high street prices. They claim to have a large selection of art house and world cinema.Recently a new company called busybeeDVD.com have come on the scene and are offering unlimited rentals from EUR9.95 per month whi...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...New online classified site for Cork City (30.10.2005, 13:30 UTC)
I've just launched a new online classifieds website for Cork City. This is a free advertising space for anybody who wants to buy or sell goods or services. Its not an auction site, and there is no payment transactions involved. If you are interested in an item, you just email the person who posted the item and arrange a deal with them. Its similar to Craigslist in this respect.Any bloggers out there who are reading this, I would appreciate it if you could give this a plug, as I can't really aff...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Useful Links Round Up #2 (16.10.2005, 12:56 UTC)
Here is my second round up of useful links relevant to people living in Ireland.There is an interesting free classified ads site called Everything.ie . Placing an ad on it is free, even if you are a business. Its a very basic site in design terms, but gets quite a lot of traffic apparently (bit like craigslists).I was looking at their links page and here are a few interesting selections:promoting, supporting and facilitating voluntary action in the Republic of Ireland ... http://www.volunteeri...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Buying MP3 players and Digital Cameras in Ireland (9.10.2005, 13:56 UTC)
For items such as MP3 players, and digital cameras/camcorders, web sites such as www.pixmania.com or technikdirekt.de can save you hundreds of euro compared to irish electronics goods retailers, . The former is based in France and the latter in Germany. Both deliver direct to Ireland.You might be worried about after sales service, but both stores have pretty decent return policies and a good reputation for aftersales service.Check out Komplett.ie also. Online Shopping in Ireland tips, useful web...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Cork Film Festival opens next week! (4.10.2005, 22:37 UTC)
I guess I might be a bit biased because I'm from Cork, but I think that the cork film festival is the business. It takes place between the 9th and the 16th of October. Check out their website at www.corkfilmfest.org. The festival is one of the oldest in Europe and specialises in short films, but there are plenty of full length features for you to enjoy also. The box office opened on Saturday 1 October.Catalogue/Membership Sales from 11.00am.Ticket Sales from 2.00pm to 8.00pm on the opening...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Claiming Tax back in Ireland (26.9.2005, 21:18 UTC)
You can claim tax back in Ireland for many things, including medical bills. Dont bother going to the tax office when you can get most Irish Tax forms here .For a full list of tax credits and exemptions, check here.One thing not everybody realises is that income tax relief is available if you pay local authority and other service charges in Ireland. Service charges includes:* Provision of domestic refuse collections, domestic sewage disposaland domestic water supplies from your local author...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Purchasing Cars from the UK online (26.9.2005, 19:32 UTC)
I was just pondering the effects of the release of SSIA funds next year into the economy. There will surely be a huge increase in car purchases. How this pans out price wise is not sure. It may be that the price of new cars increase dramatically, but that the price of used cars goes down as more people will want new cars. Whatever the case there is bound to be price increases in one or the other.I guess a good way to avoid these price hikes might be to get your car in the UK. www.autotrader.co...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Useful Websites Round Up (18.9.2005, 15:08 UTC)
Here is a round up of useful websites I've come across recently. A website called getlenses.com was mentioned today in the Sunday Business Post. If you are looking for low priced contact lenses this is the place to go to. Searching for cheap ink for your printers or cheap recordable CDs and DVDs? Have a look at http://www.svp.co.uk/ Are you the type of person that wants to make a change in the world, but find it difficult to find ways to do this? Check out this excellent blog, for some great i...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Cork Film Festival opens next week! (4.9.2005, 22:37 UTC)
I guess I might be a bit biased because I'm from Cork, but I think that the cork film festival is the business. It takes place between the 9th and the 16th of October. Check out their website at www.corkfilmfest.org. The festival is one of the oldest in Europe and specialises in short films, but there are plenty of full length features for you to enjoy also. The box office opened on Saturday 1 October.Catalogue/Membership Sales from 11.00am.Ticket Sales from 2.00pm to 8.00pm on the opening...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Rising Petrol Prices - How to reduce petrol costs! (4.9.2005, 14:19 UTC)
It looks like rising petrol prices are here to stay. I recently came across a blog with some excellent tips on saving money on petrol: http://www.knightopia.com/journal/archives/000779.html Here is a selections of tips: Find the places near you that offer the cheapest gas and shop there first. (Resources: Irishfuelprices.com) Check your tire pressure. Under-inflated tires require more energy to roll. The placard on the inside drivers door is where you'll find the correct tire pressure (usua...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Katrina Hurricane Relief effort....How to help (2.9.2005, 23:11 UTC)
If you want to give assistance to the relief effort in New Orleans go to http://www.redcross.org/. If anybody has any other useful links, please add them in comments and I will add them to the post. Online Shopping in Ireland tips, useful websites for people working and living in Ireland You might want to Bookmark Us for future reference Technorati tags irishblogs online shopping ireland katrina ripoff ireland rip-off ireland ripoffireland New Orleans ireland irish Northern Ireland co...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Pandoras new music software will amaze you! (1.9.2005, 20:41 UTC)
A new online music generator called Pandora is creating a stir in the music world. They have just launched. I was one of their many enthusiastic beta testers and can vouch for the quality and ingenuity of their product.The software derives from a project called 'the music genome project'. The project group consisted of professional musicians and top programmers. The musicians spent several years categorising the musical characteristics of thousands of songs. In their own words:"Together we set ...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Pixmania Portable Music Deals (31.8.2005, 22:04 UTC)
Pixmania generally offer great prices for electronic goods such as mp3 players and cameras. The prices below are in Sterling, but you should be able to access the irish version of the site when you click through to their website. I am trying to get these affiliate links to display in Euro instead. Please bear with me on this. I think you won't find any prices comparable to these in Ireland. If you do, please let me know and I will publish it?Online Shopping in Ireland tips, useful websites for p...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Sanyo Xacti VPC-C1E Digital Video Camera/ 52% Discount £229.99 (26.8.2005, 22:23 UTC)
available at Amazon for £229.99The ultra-portable Xacti C1's compact design (69 x 108 x 34mm) and lightweight 155g body open up possibilities for shooting anytime and anywhere. The sleek, rounded form of this portable digital movie camera fits snugly in your hand, enabling you to shoot one-handed without putting strain on your wrist. The vertical design also makes it easier for you to keep your arms steady during use.For storage, the Xacti C1 uses an SD memory card. Since video clips are re...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Fuji Finepix E550 Digital Camera 30% discount on Amazon ...£159.00 (25.8.2005, 22:27 UTC)
visit amazon siteFujifilm has always striven to stay ahead on picture quality, and the FinePix E550 Zoom is a great example of this philosophy. Featuring a newlyrefined 6.3 million effective pixel Super CCD HR sensor, delivering 12.3 million recorded pixels, this latest sensor enhancement delivers exceptionally high signal to noise ratio for a camera in its class. Coupled with a low sensitivity setting of ISO 80 and new signal processor, the FinePix E550 Zoom is capable of producing superb image...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Fuji Finepix E550 Digital Camera Selling at 30% discount on Amazon ...£159.00 (25.8.2005, 22:27 UTC)
visit amazon siteFujifilm has always striven to stay ahead on picture quality, and the FinePix E550 Zoom is a great example of this philosophy. Featuring a newlyrefined 6.3 million effective pixel Super CCD HR sensor, delivering 12.3 million recorded pixels, this latest sensor enhancement delivers exceptionally high signal to noise ratio for a camera in its class. Coupled with a low sensitivity setting of ISO 80 and new signal processor, the FinePix E550 Zoom is capable of producing superb imag...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...I need your advise! (22.8.2005, 15:17 UTC)
I am contemplating a change of direction for this blog. Up to now I have been trying to find you any site that may be of interest to you(online shopping and other useful links). As I am just a one man show, doing this in my spare time (its very spare!), I am thinking that this is perhaps a tad too ambitious. Instead I am going to narrow my focus, concentrating mainly on online shopping tips and websites. I am also thinking of coupling this with reviews of products and perhaps highlighting specif...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Buying a car online in Ireland (18.8.2005, 22:39 UTC)
In recent posts I examined the various ways of investing your SSIA proceeds. However a lot of people may want to spend this money. One of the most sought after purchases will be a new car. Buying a car from a dealer is often fraught with uncertainty and the sense that you are being ripped off. It is best to shop around, but physically moving from dealer to dealer can be a major hassle. Why not save yourself the trouble, by sourcing your car online. There are now many online car dealer sites to c...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Online Shopping Ireland (13.8.2005, 12:22 UTC)
Tesco is the only irish Store that offers online purchasing of groceries as far as I know. Their prices are quite high but the quality of food is usually good. A very useful feature of this site is that you can save your shopping lists online, so that the next time you buy, you can retrieve the lists and choose what you want. This saves a lot of time. Also you can arrange for delivery in 2 hour blocks. So you can choose the delivery time according to your own schedule. They deliver up to 10pm....
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Guide to online shopping and other ...TesttestPowered By Qumana (12.8.2005, 20:07 UTC)
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Online Share Trading in Ireland (10.8.2005, 22:02 UTC)
As promised here is a list of the major Stock Brokers in ireland. First of all you have the traditional stock brokers who have also trade online. http://www.goodbody.ie/index.shtml http://www.davy.ie/ http://www.camocon.ie/ If you are looking at getting low commissions try these 2 companies: http://www.fexcostockbroking.com/ http://www.sharewatch.com/ There can be quite a big difference between the commissions charged by these 2 stock brokers and the 3 traditional stock brockers menti...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...What to do with your SSIA money part 2 (7.8.2005, 17:24 UTC)
Last week I looked at various ways we can invest our SSIA windfalls. If you are looking for a good return on investment, then share dealing is the way to go. There are several ways of dealing in shares, but whatever way you chose, you always have to go through a broker. Here is a tutorial from investopedia which should help you decide which type of broker relationship best fits your needs.But don't be fooled into thinking that share trading is some sort of black magic art for financial gurus on...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...What to do with your SSIA money? (3.8.2005, 21:38 UTC)
I've decided to do a series of posts focusing on different ways of investing or spending the large cash windfalls that many of you are going to get next year when your SSIA accounts expire.I will start off with a post from the excellent AskaboutMoney message board.Leaving your money on deposit is a bad idea. "Ostensibly safe, since your capital will not reduce in nominal terms. However, it will almost certainly reduce in real terms, because the interest rate you'll get will not keep pace with i...
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Guide to online shopping and other ...Free Online Wills in Ireland (26.7.2005, 22:13 UTC)
A lot of people put off the creation of a Will until their twilight years. The hassle and expense of getting a solicitor to draw up a Will is more then most young people will entertain. Yet, why should it be so expensive to have a Will drawn up, as most solicitors will only use a variation of a standard predefined template for this anyway. With this in mind, a number of websites have emerged, offering either free or reduced rate wills online. Wills.ie offers a standard Will for free. Just fill ...
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