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Amazon Global Product Price Check
price compare across global Amazon sites, by ASIN. there are some major differences
prices  amazon  via:its  price-check  comparison  shopping  eu  uk  asin 
4 weeks ago by jm
Mountain Munchkins
'Outdoor Kit for Mini Adventurers' -- kids outdoor gear, recommended by tyndyll on ITS
clothing  jackets  kids  children  shopping  outdoor 
october 2016 by jm
What $50 buys you at Huaqiangbei, the world’s most fascinating electronics market
This is amazing -- what a wonderland! For instance:
Six dollars for: a GSM chipset, a CPU, an LCD screen, a battery, a PCB, a metal housing, a molded silicone watch band, a MicroUSB cable, and a box. And the labor to assemble and test all of that.
gadgets  crap  shenzen  huaqiangbei  shopping  hardware  china 
october 2016 by jm
Insurance Comparison Ireland
comparison-shopping site for Irish car insurance. recommended by some random Broadsheet commenter, worth a try next time this comes up
comparison  shopping  ireland  car-insurance  insurance 
june 2016 by jm
iPhone, iPad, Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy
sync up with the Apple product cycle when you're buying new hardware
hardware  devices  apple  shopping  mac  ios  iphone  ipad  releases  schedule  gadgets 
february 2016 by jm
The Locals Xmas Gift Guide 2015
some nice local gift suggestions from small businesses around Dublin. I'd love to get some of these, but I guess I'll have to settle for giving them instead ;)
gifts  dublin  ireland  shopping  xmas  christmas  the-locals 
december 2015 by jm
KillBiller
Excellent mobile-phone plan comparison site for the Irish market, using apps which you install and which analyse your call history, data usage, etc. over the past month to compute the optimal plan based on your usage. Pretty amazing results in my case!

The only downside is the privacy policy, which allows the company to resell your usage data (anonymised, and in aggregate) -- I'd really prefer if this wasn't the case :(
mobile-phones  shopping  tesco  emobile  3g  4g  ireland  plans  comparison-shopping  killbiller  via:its 
may 2015 by jm
The Colossal Shop
ThisIsColossal now have a shop! bookmarking for some lovely gifts
art  design  shop  colossal  shopping  christmas  gifts 
april 2015 by jm
Makers & Brothers & Others
'A Tiny Seasonal Department Store', featuring the amazing cakes of Wildflour Bakery among others, at 5 Dame Lane, D2.
The tiny department store will be a wonderful seasonal gathering of Makers & Brothers favourite local and international brands. The Others in this project are a carefully considered bunch of partners from the worlds of flowers, food, fashion, beauty, homeware, gifts and more.  Makers & Brothers & Others, the tiny department store, promises to be a unique, exciting and engaging retail environment. A place to explore, a seasonal store alive with wonder and served by experts. Kindly hosted by the Fumbally Exchange.
dublin  shopping  food  cakes  wildflour-bakery  makers-and-brothers  xmas 
november 2013 by jm
more details on the UK distance selling regulations governing Raspberry Pi RS orders
'my understanding is that according to the Distance Selling Regulations [...], unless you agreed otherwise with RS, then they were obligated to fulfill their side of the contract within thirty days from the day after you ordered, and if they were unable to do so they were also obligated to inform you that they could not and repay you within thirty days;ons (more info here in a nice, easy-to-read format), unless you agreed otherwise with RS, then they were obligated to fulfill their side of the contract within thirty days from the day after you ordered, and if they were unable to do so they were also obligated to inform you that they could not and repay you within thirty days'
rs  shopping  etailers  inept  distance-selling  uk  law 
february 2013 by jm
don't order a Raspberry Pi from RS
I've been waiting 24 days for mine so far. Frankly amazing they are so apparently inept, particularly since it seems in breach of EU distance selling regulation if they go beyond 30 days without an update. They've just posted this:
Quick update- we received our delivery of raspberry pi’s last week and as of Friday we had shipped up to order reference 1010239854. We will continue daily to get your orders shipped out as quickly as we possibly can; so that you will all receive your raspberry pi’s shortly. Many thanks everyone for your patience and again apologies for the delay in the dispatch update message on the Pi Store which I know has caused some confusion.
rs  raspberry-pi  inept  etailers  uk  e-commerce  shopping  hardware 
february 2013 by jm
Lessons in website security anti-patterns by Tesco
Troy Hunt, an Aussie software architect working on a .Net security product called ASafaWeb, does a great job extensively deconstructing Tesco's appalling website security on their shopping site. In the process, he gets this wonderful tweet from their customer-care account:

"@troyhunt Let me assure you that all customer passwords are stored securely & in line with industry standards across online retailers."

As he says, this is a clear demonstration that Tesco is in the first stage of the four stages of competence -- "unconscious incompetence": "The individual does not understand or know how to do something and does not necessarily recognise the deficit." ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_stages_of_competence )
tesco  security  passwords  web  http  https  ssl  funny  dot-net  shopping  uk  customer-care 
july 2012 by jm
Don't discount the value of price comparison sites - The Irish Times
Conor Pope recommends home-saver.ie and bonkers.ie for insurance and utilities price comparison. I've used the latter, with great results
price-comparison  ireland  shopping  utilities  competition  phone  irish-times  consumer 
april 2012 by jm
Studded Bicycle Tires
Thinking of the winter commute again. This page has a load of fantastic info on winter tyres
ice  winter  tires  tyres  cycling  shopping  commute 
november 2011 by jm
Why Ryanair The Cookie Monster is just an urban myth
“If the price manipulation allegations were true, we would have expected to see price discrepancies in the results between Firefox and Chrome on day two. What we actually saw were exactly the same prices on both browsers.”
ryanair  pricing  airlines  travel  web  shopping  urban-myths 
june 2011 by jm
Curious Wines
finalist for a RealEx Web Award, free next-day delivery and returns throughout Ireland, and some excellent prices here. hmm
wine  ireland  shopping  online-shopping  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
Misco.ie
another PC component vendor in Ireland, recently came up on ILUG
shopping  components  hardware  ireland  from delicious
june 2010 by jm
Point Village Market
a new outdoor weekend market for Dublin, at the O2 on the north quays. good farmer's market selection, and plans to do free-for-all stalls for random members of the public to sell "yard sale" type stuff, a la the Dublin Flea Market
the-point  o2  ireland  dublin  markets  farmers-markets  shopping  via:sboyle  from delicious
june 2010 by jm
GameStation now legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to unnoticed T&C tweak
"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non- transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamestation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions."
funny  eula  terms-and-conditions  legal  clickwrap  via:risks  gamestation  shopping  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
Compu b - 10% off all Apple products this Saturday
new Apple reseller on Dublin's Grafton Street, sounds like a good deal
apple  ireland  shopping  via:adrianweckler  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
BenQ W600 projector
600 euros all-in for an entry-level DLP home cinema projector capable of 720p HD. tempted, but stil a bit pricey
shopping  tv  video  projectors  home  cinema  dlp  hdtv  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
All Android Phones
so many! Saw a Hero last night, it looked pretty swish -- although not quite as pretty as the iPhone ;)
phones  android  htc  hero  os  g1  mobile  tech  shopping  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
teeandtoast.com
quite a few excellent teeshirts, along with tea-related items -- and again they have a great kids' range. based in Northern Ireland! (via Ruth)
ireland  shopping  clothing  tees  tshirts  gifts  tea  babies  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
CradleRock.ie
Dublin shop selling fairly-traded and cool kids clothes and accessories; they also do stalls at various local markets now and again. think Mae and Bea have a few of their goods already ;)
kids  shopping  gifts  toys  babies  baby  dublin  ireland  fairtrade  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
MullingarHeifer.com
'Become a virtual beef farmer. Control your personal food chain.' also deliver prime beef. mmmm
meat  beef  mullingar  heifers  cows  food  eating  shopping  ireland  from delicious
october 2009 by jm
Consumer Issues forum on boards.ie
lots of stuff about one of Boards' best topics, handily arranged by company (via Eoin)
boards.ie  consumer-rights  consumer  buying  shopping  an-post  delivery  law  ireland 
july 2009 by jm
X-keys Foot Pedal
recommended by JB. 3 switches, USB, $120. Linux support seems tricky; requires running Windows apps to reprogram the pedal's firmware. ugh
x-keys  hardware  shopping  wishlist  usb  keyboard  foot  pedals  ergonomic 
july 2009 by jm
Sony FS-85USB foot pedal
comes with dictation transcription software and headphones, USB, UKP93.15. there's a blog post indicating that it's Linux-compatible, emulating a generic USB keyboard
hardware  shopping  wishlist  usb  keyboard  foot  pedals  ergonomic 
july 2009 by jm
Foot pedal: Savant Elite dual action
from Kinesis Ergo, claims to do mouse or keyboard actions, $129, USB. Linux support unclear
hardware  shopping  wishlist  usb  keyboard  foot  pedals  ergonomic 
july 2009 by jm

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