jm at jmason.org
Mon Nov 17 12:30:58 GMT 2008
As far as I know the WEEE charge came in here before the UK, and Amazon
decided to stop shipping to Ireland based on the difficulty of dealing
with that law. As you note though, it's now transposed pretty much
everywhere in the EU, incl the UK, and they still sell in those countries.
here's an old post about it, be sure to read the comments:
Personally, given the rate of "lost" packages I've had in shipping
electronic goods and games by An Post, I have a different theory; I
suspect they'd had enough of dealing with returns and claims for lost
shipments, given a small volume of sales, and the WEEE stuff was just a
good excuse to cut us off.
it's a real shame. I got through $1000s of purchases through Amazon.com
when I lived in the US, where their service is sooo much better....
Steven Kavanagh writes:
> Yeah there we go;
> It's included in UK prices also.
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Steven Kavanagh <mrvestek at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Josh, I was under the impression that the WEEE charge was eu-wide?
> > Regards,
> > Steve
> > On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Josh Glover <jmglov at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 2008/11/15 Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>:
> >> > As far as I can see, Amazon will be responsible for UK distribution,
> >> > but I don't think Amazon will ship computer equipment to Ireland,
> >> > unless they have changed their rules recently.
> >> Nope, Amazon won't, because Ireland has more stringent rules for
> >> disposal of electronics than does the UK, which is one of the reasons
> >> that stuff costs more here, because the cost of that disposal is built
> >> into electronics. At least, this is my understanding. Perhaps someone
> >> on the list who is more familiar with this sort of thing can supply
> >> details.
> >> --
> >> Cheers,
> >> Josh
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