Over the past year there's been a very heated debacle around the entire subject of water charges in Ireland. Personally I think the government managed the entire thing really badly, but it looks like it's been more or less resolved now. Sure, some people are still very unhappy and are continuing to demonstrate against the charges, but I suspect quite a few people have simply … [Read more...] about Irish Water Doesn’t Quite “Get” Online
Ikea came to Ireland a few months ago and opened their shop on the outskirts of Dublin city.Lots of people got excited and forgot all about the recession for a few weeks and went "Ikea crazy".Now Ikea are running adverts on Facebook.You'd be mistaken for thinking, like I did, that they "got it".Here's the ad:So since it's Christmas and my mother likes Ikea stuff I click on the … [Read more...] about Ikea Don’t Get The Web
I mentioned the introduction of free shipping to Ireland yesterday. At the time it didn't appear to be available and the article in The Irish Times hadn't specified when it would be ..This morning I can confirm that it is live and available.I placed an order a few minutes ago for over £25 and did NOT pay shipping!See screenshot below:Great news for everyone! … [Read more...] about Amazon Free Shipping To Ireland Is Live
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?
When the Apple store "goes dark" it's usually because they're adding new products.However it's gone dark this morning and as far as I know no new products were announced... or maybe I missed it..Or, it could simply be that they've run into some technical issue that is affecting their siteUpdate: It seems it was a technical glitch or maintenance … [Read more...] about New Apple Products or Technical Glitch?