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1 post, 09:59 today
Rent horse trailer Basel area?
Started by: majawrangstadh · 18.Apr.2014 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 09:59 today
Congratulations Grumpy Grapefruit!…
Yup much respect deserved for this achievement. I tried for a moment to imagine the scenario of grump's first post here and EF's member reaction: "can I make a living in switzerland by selling british cheese ?"
Started by: olygirl · 18.Apr.2014 · Swiss politics/news
10 posts, 09:58 today
Sharing tennis lessons and looking for tennis…
Hi there, we are currently coaching groups on tennis camps in Palma de Mallorca and La Manga Club but will be back end of April. We will provide individual or shared tennis lessons in Hardhof and Mythenquai for any levels. Please let me…
Started by: noca2020 · 13.Apr.2011 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
8 posts, 09:56 today
When do the Swiss actually get things done??
So, its good friday and the entire world stops. I can't even take my recycling out since you're not allowed to do that on a "sunday". Back home public holidays, religious or not, is when people actually get shit done like mowing the…
Started by: enguete · 18.Apr.2014 · Daily life
18 posts, 09:54 today
Audi A3 repair cost
But you must/should have (each member of your family individually) an insurance called 'Responsibilite Civile' no idea what that is in german but it's the compulsory insurance that covers you if you cause damage or an accident during…
Started by: Lida · 17.Apr.2014 · Transportation/driving
16 posts, 09:51 today
Shopping on Good Friday
I strongly suppose that traders in Ticino and Lombardia LOVE the traffic they bring south ;) YES, many will get farther down the highways to Milano --- Yesterday evening a travel coach from Milano departed here in Glattbrugg,…
Started by: jotha · 18.Apr.2014 · Daily life
10 posts, 09:35 today
PayPal hacked, police?
Complex password is zero protection. You used a computer connected to the internet therefore you are exposed. Have you patched the computer, setup a non admin rights account, installed a decent malware antivirus protection (windows…
Started by: Tantawi · 17.Apr.2014 · Complaints corner
1 post, 09:26 today
Zalando & ethical shopping
Started by: MrVertigo · 18.Apr.2014 · Daily life
92 posts, 09:26 today
The US is an oligarchy
As there is no requirement to carry ID even a driving license when driving a car, there was no legal basis for the request. There is no requirement to have a passport, many people don't, ID cards don't exist. You can even change your…
Started by: Loz1983 · 17.Apr.2014 · International affairs/politics
11 posts, 09:20 today
Agency wants to charge me for an ad on Homegate
Sorry to say this, and you probably don't want to hear this but leaving this situation at loose ends gives the landlord the upper hand...and he knows it. But it does mean that he can do whatever he likes either. Is it an agency or proviate…
Started by: Tasha2013 · 17.Apr.2014 · Housing in general
41 posts, 09:18 today
Painful and achy feet!
For toe joint pains consider gout, however thats usually the big toe (ive got it, its not fun when it kicks in). If so limit your protein and cut out the beers! However in your case i think youve just stepped on it wrong and…
Started by: Susan57 · 13.Apr.2014 · Family matters/health
6 posts, 09:13 today
Looking for Badminton [ZH]
Started by: G854705 · 29.Nov.2013 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
10 posts, 09:11 today
Traveling to Switzerland with a lot of CHF…
If you do not have an account, expect to be charged a fee to exchange coins. From what I have seen, fees can range from 1% to 5%. You might get lucky, but most banks charge non-customers - especially those with several kilos of coins to…
Started by: coinscoinscoins · 18.Apr.2014 · Daily life
32 posts, 09:09 today
Trouble for Swiss students
No, it was NOT cancelled. But the Croatia-section was put on hold. And exactly Croatia had proceeded with the matter in close consultation with Switzerland. So that action was needed, immediate action. And Mr Burkhalter does not care…
Started by: Wollishofener · 7.Apr.2014 · Swiss politics/news
9 posts, 09:09 today
Notice period consequences not explained…
Although your wife will be absent from work from 30th April, doesn't she have a notice period as part of her contract? If she's been there more than 12 months, it's usually 2 months notice, so this would have to be paid whether or not…
Started by: uromastic · 17.Apr.2014 · Other/general
10 posts, 09:06 today
Buying from China, Free Trade Agreement…
It's a simplification for business-to-business transactions - not business-to-consumer (you). So the rules are exactly the same for any mail-order purchase from abroad as explained in the thread.
Started by: givetolily · 16.Apr.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
35 posts, 09:05 today
Customer Service & Professionalism
Agree with above. Either I am lucky or not the 'sensitive' type. Having been here for many years I could count on one hand the amount of times I haven't been happy with customer service here. I don't think it is as bad as people make…
Started by: backtoch · 14.Apr.2014 · Complaints corner
28 posts, 09:01 today
Order Kindle from Amazon.de - costs?
Be advised that I just received a completely unexpected invoice from DHL regarding the VAT for my Kindle order (the one where I supposedly paid the tax in advance, according to my order: Zwischensumme: EUR 108,40 Verpackung und…
Started by: enguete · 10.Apr.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
19 posts, 08:37 today
Where to buy Canvas
I am an (abstract) painter, and the cheapest, good-quality pre-stretched canvases I have ever found here in CH is at the Zumstein art supplies store. They have a great selection of sizes, and they offer really cheap delivery.
Started by: chedda · 17.Aug.2009 · Other/general
1 post, 07:38 today
RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Started by: greenmount · 18.Apr.2014 · International affairs/politics
9 posts, 07:35 today
Consumer Electronics - Discounts and places…
Hi milpan If you're looking for a good deal, then a good idea is to determine exactly what you are looking for, model, size, version, memory ... and then keep an eye on www.toppreise.ch Why, you will often see that the stores will shift…
Started by: milpan · 13.Apr.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 07:27 today
Epalinges - Housing crisis there too? Above…
Started by: Lausanne345 · 18.Apr.2014 · Daily life
1 post, 06:11 today
Transferring money back to the UK
Started by: keenog · 18.Apr.2014 · Daily life
17 posts, 02:47 today
My 2 cats arrived from Australia today
Hello! I'm looking to return to Australia with my cat Henry before Christmas. Were you charged at Zurich airport for "handling" or anything? I don't want any surprise hidden costs. Any advice you could offer?
Started by: chopper75 · 23.Jul.2010 · Pet corner
27 posts, 00:00 today
Finding temporary accomodation in Basel
Will relocate to basel for my new job starting jul 01 st 2014, did 2 flatchecks in basel, provided my complete details (incl.betreibungsauskunf... at the new homegate service, cost was 89 sfr (incl betreibungsauskunft), got the flat i…
Started by: fliege · 13.Apr.2014 · Housing in general
1 post, 23:43 yesterday
Alcatel one touch idol mini, CHF79.9 @ Fust
Started by: we_da_man · 17.Apr.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
5 posts, 23:27 yesterday
Open mic performances in Basel
Started by: thekilla · 3.Apr.2014 · Concerts
3 posts, 22:56 yesterday
New in Basel
Started by: yellowc · 6.Apr.2014 · Introductions
13 posts, 21:53 yesterday
Wheel balancing when changing complete wheels?
If you've either done a lot of mileage on them or bashed them against kerbs or potholes they may need rebalancing, but you should be able to tell by any vibrations developing over their period of use. Most often an unbalanced wheel will…
Started by: greencelery · 17.Apr.2014 · Transportation/driving
9 posts, 21:51 yesterday
MBA at the Robert Kennedy College (ZH)?
The only distance/online MBA atm that I know that is worth its money is the one at OU and maybe the one at Uni London (which generally has a ton of good online degree programs). A one-year online MBA can't possibly be worth much. I think…
Started by: antongiu · 17.Apr.2014 · Education
2 posts, 21:46 yesterday
Part Time Jobs - English Speakers
Started by: millerma2001 · 17.Apr.2014 · Employment
38 posts, 21:42 yesterday
Jokerhalbtage typo? [Allowed Half-Days Off…
Here there are no 'official' days off allowed but we have been told at the start of every year so far that up to one week is at the discretion of the head (via class teacher) and anything more than that has to be approved by the school…
Started by: rlchen · 15.Apr.2014 · Education
22 posts, 21:36 yesterday
When/on which channel can I watch Game of…
I just installed a £10 Sky Now Tv box. A £4.99 entertainment pass gives me Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, loads of catchup TV and it's all rather easy. Requires Overplay Smart DNS or similar to fool the box into thinking its in the Uk. Works a…
Started by: lil_ferret · 15.Apr.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
3 posts, 21:21 yesterday
Taking cat back home to Australia
Started by: pinquett · 17.Apr.2014 · Pet corner
2 posts, 21:13 yesterday
German/French driving license while living…
Started by: nivor · 17.Apr.2014 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 21:10 yesterday
Crowdsourced weather in CH
Started by: MrVertigo · 17.Apr.2014 · Daily life
7 posts, 21:08 yesterday
Car service in Zug
This is a spot I use to go to a number of years back not quite in Zug but not far away. The were decent folks back then and very Italian :) I have had a number of bad cars in my time and keeping it topped up with oil can help but…
Started by: M4rcius · 16.Apr.2014 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 21:07 yesterday
Weather Station
Started by: clive7 · 7.Apr.2014 · Items wanted
26 posts, 20:24 yesterday
Spanish Architect looking for a job in Zurich
Excuse me? 23k A YEAR? Are you a qualified architect? Or is this an internship? If the latter, then fair enough, I guess for a student or maybe even a recent grad, that's about what you can expect. If this is for real and for an actual…
Started by: olol · 14.Mar.2012 · Employment
9 posts, 20:19 yesterday
Sales Operations Specialist Salary?
Well if you have your own staff and as such actual leadership/management responsibilities (or so I understand it), it is a different issue. Guess once again the job title says nothing - when I read "specialist", I think, well, specialist…
Started by: berylhan · 7.Jul.2011 · Employment
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