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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:46 am 
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Some readers might be interested to know the following

To try it out I purchased from a pressure cooker that could also be purchased from and the Spanish web site quoted a price £10 cheaper than UK plus free delivery to Portugal. I was quotedfromthe UK 7 days paid delivery and it transpired that the pressure cooker took just 48 hours to arrive from Amazon’s Madrid warehouse.

This purchase may have been a one off experience but let us watch this space.

In recent months I have switched quite a few of my purchases from Amazon UK to Spain because of the terrible time taken to get any thing delivered from the UK, this latest announcement is an added bonus.

As from November 8, Amazon’s service centre in Spain will not charge shipping costs to those customers in Portugal who spend over €29, or €19 on books.
The Spanish on-line subsidiary of the US giant explains that customers in Portugal will have access to "more than 165 million products across all categories" without having to pay postage charges.
"Some of the fashion brands available from Amazon in Spain are the Zippy, Salsa and Tiffosi clothing brands, as well as Fly London footwear," but if these mean nothing to you, a search in the electronics or books section may be more enlightening.
François Nuyts, vice-president and country manager of said, "Portuguese customers will also find a selection of products on that are specially targeted to their preferences, such as local fashion brands and thousands of books by Portuguese authors."
Amazon confirmed that November 24 is Black Friday and customers in Portugal will be able to join in.
Those able to pick their way through the Spanish website also can find a wealth of books in English available in hardback, paperback and electronic versions.
Hardbacks from Spain may be more exensive than ordering from the UK - buyer beware and compare the total cost from both countries.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:02 pm 

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Good news indeed - thanks for sharing.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:05 am 

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That's great news! Is there anyway that you can translate the Spanish amazon site into English as on some other sites they have an option to do this?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:30 pm 
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If you use google Chrome for searching, there is a setting to translate.
I find it indispensable, unfortunately it does not work on PDFs. It works well on Amazon es.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:11 am 

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If you go to you can upload a document (including pdf) for translation. As usual it's not perfect and it won't translate all of a large file but it's a start.

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