I read this in Stephen Fry's Dork Talk in the Guardian mag which is all about technology and is very good indeed. Fry was talking about Spinvox today but as anyone who has left me a message knows all about this superb British invention of speech to text messaging.
He goes on..."ever been annoyed about desirable products that are available only in the US? I recommend international-orders.com which ships American goods around the globe.
For us there's VAT and import duty, plus the website's handling surcharge, but the dollar still being relatively weak, transactions can work out cheaper as well as making available droolworthy gizmos and doodads that can't be found here.
I had a Chumby delivered to my door (chumby.com won't deliver outside the US): it's a soft, squashy Wi-Fi internet device that loads customisable widget or gadget style programs.
Through international-orders.com it will cost about £120, plus whatever Revenue & Customs adds on. An American would pay the equivalent of £90."
I checked it out and it looks cool - just find any product on Google which will not be sent by the supplier and you can buy it direct through International Orders - do I hear the thud of thousnads running to a PC to order an iphone?