Friday, October 03, 2008

Making shopping online 'easier'

Today's Irish Times tells us that shopping online will be made easier thanks to "new measures to be announced by the EU Commission next week". Great. I like shopping online. Unfortunately, thanks to the Irish government's WEEE we can't buy a Wii (or anything electrical) online from outside Ireland. Protectionism by any other name would smell … you know where I'm going. Always the good Europeans, except when it doesn't suit us.

{And, don't tell me that non-Irish online retailers could become a registered retailer. Our market is too small for retailers to jump through all those hoops.}