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Crazy price difference between Ireland and UK - so unfair.

(16 Posts)
suiledonn Wed 26-Aug-09 10:09:15

I am looking for a good stroller for walking on country roads. Someone mentioned the Britax Strider which is £91 (E109) in Argos at the moment.

I had a look - looks good so went to the Irish site and it is E353 which converts to £309 how can this be possible? It is 3 times the price here.

At this rate I will never afford a new stroller that suits my needs.

Sorry - rant over.

barbie1 Wed 26-Aug-09 10:12:07

im totally with you, its our first baby and dh is excited about buying a pram hmm so he researched on the internet and picked the two that he liked....we live in dubai and there is about a 50% mark up compared to uk prices shock I think im going to get my family to buy it in the uk and bring it over in feb when they come and visit the new baby...

suiledonn Wed 26-Aug-09 10:14:04

Good idea barbie1. We bought our main pram - a Silver Cross Sleepover on the internet. Cost us ?260 brand new. ?750 in the shops here.

suiledonn Wed 26-Aug-09 10:14:38

Congratulations by the way grin

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Wed 26-Aug-09 10:15:29

I went to Ireland a bit ago and couldn't believe how much more expensive stuff was. Boxes of chocolate were nearly 3x the price of in the UK.

barbie1 Wed 26-Aug-09 10:17:14

thanks grin can you not also try ebay? i know they have new stuff on there i think ireland is on par with dubai for crazy prices!!!

suiledonn Wed 26-Aug-09 10:22:21

I've looked at Ebay but really wanted to avoid delivery charges if possible, I've seen a few things but the delivery makes them not quite a bargain.

DH is not convinced we need a new pushchair at all so trying to keep the cost down.

suiledonn Wed 26-Aug-09 10:24:02

stripey You are right. Everything is so expensive here. We are now suffering the effects of the good times when we were willing to pay crazy prices for everything just because we had the money.

nicm Fri 28-Aug-09 22:26:46

could you not buy it in the north? there was a coulpe in toys r us looking for a travel stroller when we were there getting ours. said it was too expensive at home! yes is really unfair.

5inthebed Sat 29-Aug-09 16:46:55

The price difference is shocking! Would it be cheaper for someone to buy it for you in the UK then post it to you?

PlumBumMum Sat 29-Aug-09 16:54:46

suiledon surely it would be cheaper for you to come up to the North and get all your baby stuff, there is even a big price difference in Smyths which has loads of good baby offers

misdee Sat 29-Aug-09 16:55:59

sue, am willing to have t delivered here and then onto you

MaggieLeo Sat 29-Aug-09 16:56:03

It might be worth going up to newry to get all the baby stuff?

or even, get your husband to fly to gatwick for ?25! get off at haywards heath or somewhere nearby that has an argos, mothercare. get your buggy, fly back the same day.

MaggieLeo Sat 29-Aug-09 16:57:16

Smyths do some quite reasonable buggies actually. I don't know if they are the makes you're after, but some of their strollers, dimples, prices not bad.

PlumBumMum Sat 29-Aug-09 17:16:00

suiledonn where are you there is an Argos and toy r us at Sprucefield in Lisburn

suiledonn Sat 29-Aug-09 17:33:09

Thanks everyone. Baby is dd2 and is 9 months old already so just looking for a buggy for walking in the country as I have a Maclaren Quest and it is not good on even slightly bumpy roads.

MISDEE Thanks so much for the very kind offer. I have yet to convince DH of the need for another buggy. We have the Mac, a Silver Cross pram and a Chicco stroller already so not in urgent need. If I do talk him round I might take you up on that offer. wink

We are fairly far south so it would be a long drive to the north although I know it is worth it if you have a lot to get.

It was just that buggy caught my eye and then the price difference was so huge it really annoyed me. It just makes me so annoyed to have to go to all the trouble of postage, couriers etc.

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