I enjoy shopping online, but it can be quite frustrating to find that some items cost way more in Ireland than they do in the UK, or when a UK site either won't ship to Ireland or simply charges significantly more to do so. This isn't a new problem. Anyone who shops online has been struggling with this for years. Sure, I like to buy Irish and I like to support local … [Read more...] about Online Shopping Zen (Sort of)
Over the past few years I've spent more and more time in the kitchen and less and less time with the microwave. Ok, that sounds worse than it actually is :) I like cooking, but I also like having nice things to cook and serve food with. Buying Le Creuset saucepans new costs a fortune, but if you spend a bit of time poking around eBay you can pick up some really nice sets … [Read more...] about Saving Money On Quality Kitchenware Via eBay
One of the frustrations when you're shopping online from Ireland some of the time is delivery. Either the costs are sky high, or the vendors simply won't ship to Ireland. Parcel Motel takes away some of that pain, as they can give you a legitimate delivery address in Belfast, which usually qualifies for UK priced shipping, which is often free. Last week was the first time … [Read more...] about Bypassing Delivery Restrictions With Parcel Motel
Somebody posted an image from Gary Larson's Far Side to Facebook earlier this morning... It was of one of the Far Side Christmas cards. I remember seeing them on sale in shops around Cork and Limerick back in the late 90s and I think I might have bought a few for friends at the time. Unfortunately, however, it appears that Larson had withdrawn them from sale. You can still … [Read more...] about The Far Side Christmas Cards
Marketers just love knowing what we all spend our money on, so that they can formulate better ways of getting us to part with our cash. Some people find this disturbing. Personally I don't really mind. My buying patterns have always been a bit odd anyway, though I'm unlikely to to end up on any watchlists:XKCD - sheer genius! Pity that there aren't that many (if any) ebay … [Read more...] about What Does Your Buying Pattern Say About You?