On Thursday I bought a flash/speedlight on Amazon. Now I don’t know, I may well be a bit of a nut but I click on the tracking about six times a day. Before I could do this tracking I never really gave a
shi hoot where my package was on the globe. Now though I have conniptions when I see the thing is FURTHER AWAY.
I use the UK Amazon. I could use any of the other Amazons in Europe since we in Ireland aren’t large enough to have one dedicated to use alone. Why it matters is between Ireland and the UK we’ve a currency and VAT(sales tax) difference. And for about a year the UK price multiplied by 1.25 gave you the €uro. Now you need to multiply by 1.32.
Anywoos. Amazon told me the flash was in Belgium. Great says I. But when I saw on the DHL tracking site the darn thing was in Hamburg. And no, there isn’t a Hamburg in Belgium, I checked.
Nooooo. Amazon in its wisdom, to get a package west from Belgium to Ireland sent it EAST. Thence to Koln(Cologne) where DHL have a big facility.
Here’s a question. Am I the only person who wants it in my hot little paw NOW as soon as my Visa has been engaged. And so much so that by the time it arrives I’ll be so hyped-up it can only be a profound disappointment.
Oh, we don’t get ‘One-Day Delivery’ here in Ireland. It seems, as far as Amazon is concerned, we are an offshore island like Skye, Mann, or Jersey. But if they can get one day delivery from Belgium/Germany to the UK why cannot they get it to Ireland.