Get An Item To Ship From The UK To Ireland?

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  1. Dankuk

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    Hello!
    I've been looking for a computer for a couple of months now, and have found one on a UK website. But there is only one problem - It isn't available to Ireland! I heard of something called virtual addresses, but don't know how it works. Are they free? Could anyone explain to me any other way I could get the parcel from the UK to my door? Thanks! :)
     
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  3. mbossman2

    mbossman2 I am, in reality, a moose Staff Member

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    I am not sure what the issue is shipping from the UK to Ireland.

    A cursory review of virtual addresses looks/sounds like what in the USA is called a freight forwarder. They accept packages for/from a customer and arrange to have them shipped to another country.

    This comes into play in situations when ordering from someone who doesn't have the ability to ship directly to another country.

    Freight forwarders, in addition to be a shipping logistics firm, usually has the expertise to address things like customs regulations, excise/duties and the like.
     
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  4. Blaster3

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    What a UK Uncoupling From Europe Could Mean for Ireland
    scroll to "ireland after brexit"

    edit: the link is from tripsavvy.com and relates to travel & shipping, although the title suggests otherwise...
     
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  5. David M

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    Perhaps call DHL and see if they have a solution?
     
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  6. rjfvillarosa

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    Dankuk lives in Eire or Southern Ireland (Republic of Ireland) which in theory is not part of the United Kingdom and therefore treated as an international destination.
     
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    mbossman2 I am, in reality, a moose Staff Member

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    thanks didn't know that.
     
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