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Initial post: 23 May 2009 12:53:52 BDT
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Posted on 23 May 2009 13:54:44 BDT
That's because the U.K. uses GBP, rather than the Euro.

There's amazon.de and amazon.fr, if those are any help.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2009 17:47:20 BDT
Mal says:
With the current exchange rate, you're laughing mate.

Posted on 24 May 2009 11:33:08 BDT
And I thought it was only the Americans who threw a hissy-fit if something was offered in a currency other than their precious own !!!!

Posted on 24 May 2009 14:36:01 BDT
lester73 says:
Just use a currency conversion site like I do. I live in Australia so this makes it very easy.
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter#from=USD;to=EUR;amt=1

Posted on 24 May 2009 17:39:52 BDT
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hippo says:
Or just turn on the currency converter on your Amazon account...duh
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200224510

Posted on 24 May 2009 23:29:34 BDT
Hi def forum???

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2009 23:32:41 BDT
Cerberus says:
GREAT BRITAN ( lol had to get that in ) ain't using the Euro thats why.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 15:34:55 BDT
M. C. PETER says:
But Amazon.co.uk does offer Euro payments to clients whose email address is in the Eurozone. Just go to the basket when you have selected your items and then go onto the payment page where you will be offered a total price in Euros, which can be paid without any exchange rate hassle or extra commisiion using your Eurozone credit card. Simple really!
Hasta la vista, Hombre!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 15:39:16 BDT
M. C. PETER says:
Wrong again, pal. The Amazon EU sites sell in Euros (when it is required or cheaper) to those customers using a credit card from a Eurozone country. I pay for my Amazon.co.uk purchases regularly in Euros. No problems.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2009 19:14:22 BDT
I shop with Amazon all the time, I have shopped with them for years and it's hard to beat the prices! Lately I have noticed that they offer to sell in Euro which I used for my last order. What bugs me is that when they say you have qualified for Free super saver delivery only to have normal delivery prices added later because I live in R of Ireland when the cost of delivery to here is not much more than to N Ireland or Scotland (without going into nationality status as it's regarded as the amazon site for Ireland too)
But all in all I'll still continue to shop here regardless!

Posted on 10 Jun 2009 20:07:12 BDT
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T. Barbosa says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2009 20:23:19 BDT
M. Bull says:
We in the UK use pounds.

Posted on 11 Jun 2009 13:21:26 BDT
DeeJay says:
And we also repeat ourselves several times.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2009 14:05:55 BDT
If you 'dont buy nothing' then you must buy something...

Double negative - learn to speak English before you start slagging us off!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2009 20:32:02 BDT
J. Aston says:
#'I can't get no....customer satisfaction'

Posted on 11 Jun 2009 21:39:33 BDT
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Posted on 11 Jun 2009 23:41:37 BDT
Well to be honest I wouldn't expect Amazon to list prices in euro because we're in the UK! and we deal in pounds, not euros and to be honest you won't see other shops selling in euros either...

And yeah amazon.co.uk are great with prices, especially when you compare them to high street retailers. Sometimes you can grab a bargain on here as well. Preordered 'The boat that rocked' for £11.99 on blu-ray! a couple days ago so you can get bargains :)

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Posted on 12 Jun 2009 19:47:10 BDT
M. Bull says:
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Posted on 15 Sep 2011 10:42:01 BDT
A couple things. Amazon.co.uk has a warehouse in the Republic of Ireland, because I get stuff from there all the time. If I go to amazon.com it actually asks to redirect me to Amazon.co.uk, so Amazon.co.uk is not an exclusively UK site. Heck I think Amazon actually has big offices in Dublin and Cork. Since it is not exclusively UK, it should allow prices to be shown in Euro or whatever currency Ireland ends up using in the near future. It shouldn't be that hard to toggle the currency selection, once you log in with your account ID and password. (Yes I realize it can show you a Euro calculation at the end of shopping but that's not really the same as showing you items prices in Euros.)

Posted on 18 Sep 2011 21:03:37 BDT
P. Curran says:
Glad to see someone else from Ireland here. I've been dealing with Amazon.uk since about 2001. The major difference since then has been that ROI customers now ALSO qualify for free "shipping"... (it's an American company). I still have to agree though (with a post from a couple of years ago) that using a double negative as your headline is POOR!
If I was English I would 'of said' more

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2011 00:57:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Sep 2011 01:01:38 BDT
I dont buy anything from Amazon in Outer Mongolia,because they only take yak poo as payment.
What an idiotic original post this was

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2011 10:19:21 BDT
Ultrarunner says:
I think that what the person who started this debate meant was this, why I do not buy any products from Amazon UK. Well, my answer is, I am sure the company is shattered about this statement.

Posted on 19 Sep 2011 16:54:36 BDT
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