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Amazon has been firmly bedded down in Ireland for years

Not worthwhile to change letterhead for such a small market ... can't beat the leprechauns 🍀

by Oui on Fri Nov 19th, 2021 at 04:50:11 PM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 20th, 2021 at 12:25:35 PM EST
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They are in the process of completing an Irish fulfilment centre 10 miles up the road from me. They realise I am at the centre of the universe, but the news for smaller local retailers is not good...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 20th, 2021 at 12:30:49 PM EST
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The underlying puzzle is the degree to which you should expect to have control over which Amazon warehouse your stuff comes from.

If you go onto amazon.co.uk from the US, their system gives you a reminder "we're showing you items that ship to US." That suggests that your items won't come from a US warehouse, but from a UK warehouse. So if you go onto amazon.co.uk from NI, should you automatically assume your items will come from the UK? Why can't them come from a warehouse in France?

by asdf on Sat Nov 20th, 2021 at 03:53:39 PM EST
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Brace yourself for an increased flow of lorries on the road in front of your house.
by Bernard on Sat Nov 20th, 2021 at 07:18:03 PM EST
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I live in the Wicklow hills. Most people that come here have gotten lost...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 20th, 2021 at 10:54:09 PM EST
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Google Maps takes into account traffic, so if highway congestion increases, drivers are directed to take minor roads instead--including in some cases residential streets.
by asdf on Sun Nov 21st, 2021 at 04:53:18 PM EST
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I live in the middle of green fields 300M. from the nearest minor road. Any truck that goes down it is liable to get stuck!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 22nd, 2021 at 10:49:03 PM EST
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by asdf on Mon Nov 22nd, 2021 at 11:38:12 PM EST
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Nah - far too built up for my area....



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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Nov 23rd, 2021 at 07:05:20 PM EST
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