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Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006, 10:51 am

Y'know, none of you (well, one of you) have any idea how hard it is to get five kilos of Jelly Belly jellybeans delivered to this country. Even their english shop doesn't deliver to the republic of ireland. The isle of sicily is fine, the republic of Ireland is not.

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 11:13 am (UTC)
wyvernfriend

Nuts. Yeah, grutok tried to get a magazine with a model aircraft attached and they refused to send it to Ireland, they'd send it to the North okay but not to the south.

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I can't think of ANY reason why this would be, I mean didn't we stay out of some trade/travel agreement because to do otherwise would mean using a passport every time we tried to go to the north since the UK also stayed out?

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
wyvernfriend

Oh yeah, that's the fun, lets also talk about Bizarre Magazine sending me it (back before it got too T&A and not enough wierd even for me) regularly ONE MONTH LATE, past the date for most of the competitions. For a while their excuse was that perhaps it wasn't getting into my postbox, until I pointed out that my postbox at the time was a SHOP, that had accepted delivery of a IIRC 13 cft FRIDGE/FREEZER. Subscription Magazines that send out freebies (many of them fairly small) to the UK and northern Ireland and not to the south... I'll stop now before the frothing gets disturbing to my workmates.

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Yeah, I used to like Bizzare but the last year or so has had nothing but porn stars on the cover and while that doesn't make me uncomfortable enough not to buy them it sort of reflects the change in content. I honestly don't need to read another expose on the latest gangbang world record attempt.

Most of the magazines I read (3D World, ImagineFX, Digital Creative Arts) all now state in their subscription information that subscriptions will be delivered a month or so after their release in the retail outlets. This baffles me.

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
wyvernfriend

That is truly bizarre. My knitting magazines appear about 2 weeks after publication for the US one (very acceptable in my book) or about 1 week after for the UK ones, which reminds me... I have due subs

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I figure, sod 'em, I just get them as they come out in Easons. It isn't like they're exactly hot titles (though ImagineFX is bloody brilliant and anyone with artistic aspirations needs to read it)

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
unblinkered

Oh, I used to get the Architectural Review and that would always arrive a month late. Which was an annoyance, because I only really subscribed to it for the design competitions and job ads. When I pulled them up about it, I was told that a slight delay was inevitable for overseas susbscriptions....

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
microgirl

Well actually the freebies not being included is generally to do with legal/copyright reasons. The North being part of the UK and all, their covered by the same terms, so they can send there.

It's nothing to do with nationality or geography.

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)
unblinkered

Have you got someone in the north you could get it sent to? That's how I do my Amazon shopping...saves a lot of postage!

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

No, only my crazy militant unionist cousins and I try very hard to avoid them since they told me about the time they dragged a bloke out of a car (during the time of the Drumcree standoffs about eight years back), gave him a kicking and set it on fire because he'd tried to drive (slowly) through their blocade.

Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
unblinkered

Hmmmm....I can see why you'd want to avoid them. I'm just a stone's throw from Newry, which makes life a lot easier for me.
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Wed, Feb. 8th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Me. I decided that I wanted a five kilo box of Jelly beans delivered to work and I was going to laugh maniacially over them before giving some to work folks.

That dream lives on, though I'm still not sure how it'll work. If it can happen, it'll be WAY better than the time I ate a kilo of home made sorbet (which equates to a kilo or so of sugar)