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10 posts, 19:21 today
Seat Belts for dogs
Are there any laws requiring some type harnesses/restraints/box... Here in my state in the US, you must have a Harness/belt on your pets. Like you said, more for passenger protection than pet safety. It is to prevent a pet from…
Started by: markalex · 27.Mar.2016 · Pet corner
8 posts, 19:20 today
How to reduce rating for a englishforum member
Not a pleasant experience since you were giving items away for free. You got some more greenies from me too ;) Hope you get to give the second item away and don't have to bin it considering it was left outside your building without your…
Started by: rgc · 24.May.2016 · Complaints corner
12 posts, 19:20 today
MObile phone package for use in Europe
Next week is tight, but have a look at the Swiss (as in the airline) SIM: - they deliver very quickly. You get a UK phone number, with free incoming calls - so any friends from the UK could ring your son at no cost. Data packages are EU…
Started by: Britmumabroad · 9.Jul.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
5 posts, 19:17 today
Denner shoppers
Started by: DaveA · 22.May.2016 · Daily life
1 post, 19:15 today
Giveaway Basel
Started by: Ob7777777 · 24.May.2016 · Daily life
47 posts, 19:04 today
Username of defunct user
Ah, I see. So theoretically it could be that Lob disappeared 2008 (or rather officially left but let's not get into that), reappeared end of 2010 with a new name and when I returned the first time after 10 years the first thing he did…
Started by: drkarthiks · 24.Mar.2016 · Forum support
31 posts, 19:01 today
Dishwasher Tabs?
Obviously I have not been as close to such places as your good self. The closest I've been to a prison is watching Porridge. Oh what fun we had! But did it really turn out bad? ...Trying different ways to make it through the day. Are you…
Started by: DaveA · 22.May.2016 · Daily life
13 posts, 18:42 today
Asking about salary
As it's for an internship, a salary is not necessarily a part of the package. I'd focus more on whether the position could benefit your future career. When you're informed whether you've received the position you'll be provided the…
Started by: fisi · 24.May.2016 · Employment
24 posts, 18:39 today
Low water pressure in Flat
In the shower head there is normally a non return valve, which is there to keep a pressure in the rubber hose and to stop the head dripping. These valves tend to clog up with chalk from the water. This valve is in the shower head, where it…
Started by: Chemmie · 3.May.2016 · Housing in general
2 posts, 18:27 today
Basel- already some time here but feelin new
Started by: paulini86 · 24.May.2016 · Introductions
8 posts, 18:14 today
Buying a new fridge
You shouldn't need a recycling voucher. All electronic goods -- certainly all whitegoods -- sold in Switzerland have a recycling charge included in the retail price, which covers the recycling of older goods as well as the ones being…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 24.May.2016 · Other/general
5 posts, 18:08 today
Noisy cockatiels
Started by: paulini86 · 23.May.2016 · Pet corner
13 posts, 17:56 today
Calculus and its Applications
Calculus has no applications. ;) Complex arithmetic is another matter. :p (OK, I did use calculus once to help my daughter with a math problem as I couldn't remember the formula for the volume of a cone, and was too lazy to look it…
Started by: Australianguy · 24.May.2016 · Items wanted
8 posts, 17:46 today
PostFinance share trading
Heh. The last one just worked for me though. Had a sell order stuck for the last 20 mins or so at 120 and was sick of watching the price at 124+ so cancelled the order and put in a sell order at market. Executed immediately at 124 :cool:
Started by: Phil_MCR · 24.May.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
15 posts, 17:45 today
2 day hike with a via ferrata and mountain hut
Just to add, from memory most via ferratas have the/some of the cables taken down over the winter and they need to be "re-strung" and checked by the people who maintain it. Each via ferret then has its opening day. Do a Goggle. There is…
Started by: fionajosh · 24.May.2016 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
57 posts, 17:40 today
Emotional distress - what to do?
In the German speaking part of this country you measure weight gained by kilos but weight lost by pounds, one pound (inaccurately) assumed to stand for 0.5 kg. Having lost six pounds sounds much more impressive than a measly three…
Started by: Carlos R · 20.May.2016 · Family matters/health
79 posts, 17:26 today
Help, mobile tower planned 10 meters from…
True. Tall, palm trees (evidently foreign) might also offend the sensibilities of SVP voters. But as they say, where there's a will, there's a way- a selection of conifers (seemingly native) should make everyone happy. It can even…
Started by: simonminissale · 23.May.2016 · Other/general
1 post, 17:21 today
A to Z English School coming to Winterthur
Started by: char1111 · 24.May.2016 · Education
18 posts, 17:17 today
Salary question
Where are you comming from? Africa? Do you have an Animal Identity Service (ANIS) code within a chip? If you're from the EU you must have a rabies vaccination at least 21 days before entering Switzerland. For exotic pets a husbandry…
Started by: Fidgety · 23.May.2016 · Employment
12 posts, 17:07 today
Vevey or Lausanne?
Bear in mind too that Lausanne is hilly. While you may like walking the hills will test your leg muscles to the limit, especially if pushing a stroller or similar around. Use www.sbb.ch to see what your commute would be like from…
Started by: CuppaTea · 23.May.2016 · Daily life
3 posts, 17:06 today
I eat like a president
Started by: k_and_e · 24.May.2016 · International affairs/politics
10 posts, 16:19 today
Construction quality
Yes. But good construction quality in the UK is about the same as 1970s Swiss building quality. And if you talk to a Swiss person about anything built in the 70s they tut, shake their heads and tell you it should be knocked down. :)
Started by: jsen · 24.May.2016 · Complaints corner
42 posts, 15:47 today
EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing Over…
Paris CDG airport security was recently stepped up, and many Muslim workers lost their "Air side" security clearance. But the plane had visited other Arabic countries the previous day, when weapons could have been smuggled on and hidden…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 19.May.2016 · International affairs/politics
19 posts, 15:43 today
Would things have turned out the same in…
We purchased a new car from AMAG in Schinznach-Bad in 2015. Used my old car as trade-in (1500CHF). New car was collected, paid for, and driven happily around by us until April, at which point we made an appointment to reunite the summer…
Started by: ZuriRollt · 24.May.2016 · Daily life
68 posts, 15:41 today
Great deal on the 65" Samsung JS8500 HDR-enabled…
I have a few year old Samsung and with all the digital noise filtering etc off it has a great picture. I often still think to myself 'what a great picture'. I was just browsing recently in interdiscount and was on the TV floor. Nice,…
Started by: Richdog · 13.May.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
4 posts, 15:28 today
Poker anyone ?
Started by: superpippo · 17.Jan.2016 · Daily life
5 posts, 15:15 today
Intellectual property rights
Started by: jsen · 24.May.2016 · Other/general
3 posts, 15:07 today
Wanted: Right hand drive car
Started by: TTT50 · 24.May.2016 · Items wanted
3 posts, 14:50 today
Moto forums?
Started by: bik1 · 23.May.2016 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
146 posts, 14:50 today
Züriclean - a professional cleaning company…
I had guests coming earlier this month and was struggling to find anyone to clean the apartment just 2 days before the weekend. Having read the reviews on here I gave Zuriclean a call. They were fantastic. Intizar was extremely helpful and…
Started by: EF Advertising · 16.Feb.2011 · Family matters/health
45 posts, 14:46 today
Basic income initiative
If you have any bright ideas how we sustain the population in a world with far less jobs available and hopefully with all the pointless 'bullsh*t jobs' eradicated, do please offer some suggestion as it's an issue most economists,…
Started by: SuisseRomand · 26.May.2013 · Swiss politics/news
56 posts, 14:46 today
My experience importing a car from germany…
Thanks bobo_97. I can complete the Swiss duty payments on Monday but reading from other posts it appears that German customs stamps the paper confirming export out of EU only once the Swiss authorities have completed their paper work. Is…
Started by: bobo_97 · 27.Jul.2011 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 14:28 today
Accounting/bookkeeping fee's and finding…
Started by: homedaddy · 24.May.2016 · Business & entrepreneur
6 posts, 14:22 today
Hi everyone. I've already been around the forum a fair bit and been really impressed how friendly and helpful everyone is here. I'm just conditioning my first ever brew (it's drinkable if nothing better), thankyou for all your help.
Started by: Cjelier · 16.May.2016 · Introductions
5 posts, 14:06 today
What time does Swiss German border control…
Started by: keai · 24.May.2016 · Daily life
3 posts, 13:59 today
Fishing in Lausanne
Started by: SoulCry · 22.May.2016 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
43 posts, 13:52 today
Advice needed on Cabriolet
Much better built than the Z3 - and early ones are from 6k. At the lower end look for a 3.0 manual - with xenons (standard lights are awful). 18" wheels work nicely with the car - but if you opt for runflats (especially with…
Started by: copes · 6.May.2016 · Transportation/driving
18 posts, 13:48 today
Complement or not the basic insurance?
@Trollemor This post goes beyond your original question, and I realise you already know some of this info. However, I’m posting in this detail since the discussion in your thread has now become somewhat broader, and in case this…
Started by: Trollemor · 24.May.2016 · Insurance
9 posts, 13:39 today
Can one amend prior year tax declarations?
Thanks to everyone. Your responses were very helpful. I wrote an email to my Vaud tax office. As you had advised, if I had over paid then after 30 days of final treatment there is nothing to be done. A bit of background explanation for…
Started by: Zhudaxin · 24.May.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 13:29 today
In general the population gets up in the morning, does shit, goes to bed at night - pretty much like everywhere else :D :D (Assassin covers it pretty well. It is a satellite village for commuters into Zurich and Wintherthur.…
Started by: dus · 24.May.2016 · Daily life
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