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20th Jun 2015

Planning Some Online Shopping This Weekend? Read This First

The list we've all been waiting for...

Rebecca McKnight

Online shopping is a thing of beauty. You can stay in your pyjamas all day, you skip the crowds and you can have a tea break whenever you damn will please. In fact, we’ve had a longer ode to online shopping on these very pages once or twice before. 

If there’s one thing about the whole experience though, it’s falling at the final hurdle. Selecting your bargains with precision, whittling down a long “want” list into a shorter but more satisfying “need” list, psyching yourself up to busting out the credit card, filling out the form, hitting the magic “place order” button… only to be told they can’t deliver to your address.

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It’s heartbreaking. Why do our sisters across the Irish Sea get all the fun?

Crafty shoppers that we are, though, we’ve long been aware of services like Parcel Motel and how they can get around the problem for you, by assigning you a local delivery address in the UK. The company will then forward your delivery to your nearest nominated Parcel Motel.

It’s quick, it’s clever and it can even save you a fortune if you take advantage of the free UK delivery options. Until now we’ve operated on a trial and error basis, but this weekend the good folks at PM have provided a list of the retailers you can unlock. These shops don’t deliver to Ireland… but why should that stop you shopping?

Here are some of the service users’ favourites:

Amazon (as certain marketplace sellers or products are not available to ship to Ireland)
Apple UK
TK Maxx

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Versace collection, dark green leather – RRP £1,010 – now £299.99
MAC
ALDO
The Body Shop

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Shea body butter, £13
Clarks
Matalan
BHS

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Black spotty court heel shoe, £28
Everything 5 Pounds
Zalando

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Michael by Michael Kors, was £225.00, now £123.75

You’re welcome. Happy shopping.

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