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Camera Batteries to Northern Ireland
« on: March 19, 2019, 02:33:07 PM »
Is there any decent websites that ship camera batteries to NI? Or any based on the island here?

I'm looking a couple of replacement batteries for my DSC-H400 however, due to royal mail regulations there is no postage of batteries to NI. Last year I ended up timing my order with a trip to London and got them delivered to an Amazon locker at Heathrow which was handy.

Sadly I might have to do this again for Bristol or get them delivered to the hotel. :/

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Re: Camera Batteries to Northern Ireland
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 02:36:35 PM »
Have you tried wex photography on the Boucher Rd?

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Re: Camera Batteries to Northern Ireland
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 02:38:52 PM »
Try 7day shop. 
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Re: Camera Batteries to Northern Ireland
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 02:48:48 PM »
Thanks guys, 7 day shop didn't have what I was looking it seems but Wex has the batteries in stock! :)

Brilliant, thanks for your help :)

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Re: Camera Batteries to Northern Ireland
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 05:33:31 PM »
Seems to be a market opportunity for a company to bring in phone amd camera batteries by ship and deliver them within NI.  NornIon.com perhaps ;)

A friend recently tried to buy a DSLR from Amazon UK but they refused to sell it to NI due to the single battery, even though it met Royal Mail requirements.

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Re: Camera Batteries to Northern Ireland
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 06:13:34 PM »
I have had a few problems with getting batteries posted here as well,surely this is a UK wide problem,or are we just getting picked on?
The Royal Mail state that camera batteries are classed as dangerous goods,but I don`t recall any regional variation`s.
Would mobile phone batteries not also be a problem?

I am going to take a gander at the Royal Mail website. TBC.

It would appear that you cannot post lithium batteries unless they are attached to a device such as a camera or charger,bottom left of the list.Cor Blimey Governor!

https://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/royal-mail-prohibited-and-restricted-items-may-01-2018--23745440.pdf
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Re: Camera Batteries to Northern Ireland
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 06:23:39 PM »

From what I gather, its a problem with airlines and ION Lithium batteries in airline holds.. All types such as camera/phone etc.  They are deemed 'unsafe' to be in the hold and all batteries must be 'carry on' only. I got batteries from Curry's a while ago for my D700 that came specially marked as 'Lithium Battery' on the envelope (another regulation apparently) that seemed to get around it.

Since Royal mail use aircraft to deliver from Mainland UK to NI/ROI they are unable to be posted along with normal mail due to risk of fire/explosion in the aircraft hold. There is a slight loophole. If the battery is already inside the camera/phone it may go in the hold. But no unattached batteries.

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