One thing that often bugs me with Amazon besides making many products Prime exclusive is that many products do not ship to Ireland. With some products that ship to Northern Ireland (part of the UK), I can get around the restriction using a virtual UK address service. Think of it like a VPN, but for physical products. However, there are still many products that don’t ship to Northern Ireland either, such as most products containing lithium ion batteries and many bulky products. Basically just try buying a power bank on Amazon from Ireland…
Anyway, up until recently it appeared that Amazon had no way of only showing search results for products that will ship to Ireland.
Now Amazon displays what looked like a promising header:
Great, it looks like I can finally browse and search for products that ship to Ireland:
OK, let’s give it a try. I click on the “Electronics & Photo” category and it displays the following page:
Interesting, I didn’t release Fire TV was available yet to Irish customers, let alone a best seller either. Note once again the “International Shipping” filter with the red arrow above, clearly giving an impression these results are eligible for international shipping.
So let’s click that Fire TV Stick . . .
As I suspected, a complete fail on Amazon’s international shipping filter . . .