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3 posts, 09:39 today
UK pension savings -> CH -> buy house
Started by: newtoswitz · 26.Nov.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
12 posts, 09:37 today
Feeling of living in France vs Switzerland
It would be interesting to know just what it is that bugs you so much about France. Here in CH, life is very different depending on which region you live in. Everything in the German speaking (taxes, infrastructure, housing, lower…
Started by: Teotonio · 25.Nov.2014 · Daily life
30 posts, 09:37 today
Speed/ Traffic Offence - Should I pay??
The fines are not particularly expensive in Switzerland relative to other European countries. Given the amount that the OP exceeded the limit by ( not once but twice) I don't think the fines are particularly unreasonable. Given that…
Started by: threelions30 · 25.Nov.2014 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 09:37 today
Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System - Experience?…
I think it's a quite good product if you use the right face wash with it. I would definitly suggest to use the brush for sensitive skin as the regular one can be to hard for the skin causing skin rush and pimple. Enjoy it!
Started by: diamondscan · 8.Aug.2011 · Family matters/health
10 posts, 09:36 today
Cancel TEN year contents policy?
Conclusion to this - the premium was an "automatic adjustment" based on inflation so didn't count for the cancellation clause. But they agreed to cancel the policy as an act of goodwill - customer service kudos for AXA! :)
Started by: newtoswitz · 18.Nov.2014 · Insurance
16 posts, 09:33 today
How much cost me an employee as a company?
Thanks for your reply. I did forget to take quite a few things into account! I ended up having the following (rough) list of costs for my employer: - Recruitment costs - Sickness - Holiday - Pension - Statutory benefits -…
Started by: elcordobess · 6.Jun.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
7 posts, 09:33 today
Insurances as a Self Employed in Switzerland
Easy, got to the SVA office of Langstrasse. Take with you your business plan, where you will get your work etc, and they will tell your if you can be self employed or not, and what is the best business entity. Insurance, yes fund the…
Started by: AdrienBe · 24.Nov.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
10 posts, 09:32 today
Police officer Darren Wilson shoots 12 times…
You really are an absolute fumb duck aren't you. 3 threads down in the "International Affairs" area you find a huge thread on this topic - with the last few pages focussed entirely on this topic.
Started by: bigfujitsu · 26.Nov.2014 · International affairs/politics
10 posts, 09:32 today
Do Swiss people eat cats and dogs ?
Absolutely - regarding cats, anyway. Probably less nowadays, but in the past they were a staple. My wife's maiden aunt, who still lives in the 250yr. old family farmhouse, even has the pelts on here wooden dining room/lounge seats, to…
Started by: simonminissale · 26.Nov.2014 · Food and drink
5 posts, 09:28 today
Where can i buy CHOPFAB on draught in zurich?
Started by: Geminder · 25.Nov.2014 · Food and drink
12 posts, 09:28 today
How many trips in one ticket?
I have thank you very much and I know all the rules. The OP has just arrived, is overwhelmed by all the rules and was asking about a specific journey. No need to confuse here even further by citing all the zones and additional rules…
Started by: ihtxam · 7.Nov.2014 · Transportation/driving
11 posts, 09:25 today
Avoiding Ikea, Finding Antiques. Near Vaud
This thread is a bit dated; is the above information still current? Anybody have any additional advice? Is it worth it to cross the border into France? I'm looking for some living/dining room furniture, in particular a buffet. I don't…
Started by: jonnyhoar · 19.Aug.2009 · Daily life
8 posts, 09:25 today
Where to find large beds, 220x180 (GVA area)
210 is easy, but we need 220 :) We already have the internals and I'm not a fan of having to saw 10cm off a mattress. Thanks, I'll take a look at that website. We don't put the mattresses directly on the floor, but on their slatted…
Started by: Rannasha · 2.Nov.2014 · Housing in general
4 posts, 09:20 today
Kolping canceling supplementary insurance…
Started by: kkooccuurr · 25.Nov.2014 · Insurance
92 posts, 09:19 today
Mediocre (and that's being generous) Swiss…
1. The higher the budget, the better the quality. You cannot compare the strength of an ant with the one of a whale. 2. The higher the budget, the better the quality. If you only select crappy examples, then you will only find crappy…
Started by: 22 yards · 17.Sep.2014 · Daily life
4 posts, 09:18 today
Looking for a carpet company
Started by: jetset · 5.Nov.2014 · Housing in general
107 posts, 09:08 today
Testing a Car (MFK)
By now you probably have been to the test. Anyway I hope you did. They are very good in testing brakes, suspension, etc and the light coming on does not say that the pads are failing. So their machines will test the brakes and give you…
Started by: Richard · 14.Dec.2005 · Transportation/driving
13 posts, 09:06 today
Need some information
Try using coop@home. Even if you don't actually order your groceries, the website is in English and you can search for items in English and then see a picture of the item. This will help you understand what the German equivalent is. You…
Started by: Sheetal · 25.Nov.2014 · Food and drink
111 posts, 09:05 today
We are opening a restaurant in Zurich! Any…
On the other side of the coin, menu items are sometimes difficult to divide if a child size portion is requested. If another child doesn't order the same then the item is wasted which costs the restaurant money. Examples include lamb…
Started by: wizwozz · 22.Nov.2014 · Entertainment & dining
7 posts, 09:04 today
Brand new user
It seems a nice idea. I am always pleased to hear about new ideas. If you are able to aim specific market then success follows it. Obviously not that easy as explained :) I wish you had joined Basel startup weekend on 26 Oct. They are…
Started by: wayofliberation · 25.Nov.2014 · Introductions
61 posts, 08:59 today
Living somewhere high in the mountains
Brother my question is, how have you come to know of these levels? Because look, I know not of goals to reach but simply of the things that are allowing or not allowing my transition in to the next discovery.. I was travelling and knew…
Started by: Chocochino · 24.Nov.2014 · Housing in general
7 posts, 08:57 today
Moving to Vancouver
Realistically, you will need to discuss things with your employer on whether they are willing to keep you on based on 100% remote. From there the rest of the questions will be quickly answered. Keep in mind that if you are living in…
Started by: Yooji · 25.Nov.2014 · Leaving Switzerland
7 posts, 08:46 today
Christmas Tree and Decor
Hi I can offer you lots of X-Mas decor. Unfortunately these items are at my parents' place. I can take pictures when I go there, IF you are interested!? Please, can you send me a quick reminder end of October/ beginning of…
Started by: harrypotterfan · 19.Oct.2014 · Items wanted
45 posts, 08:44 today
My Fork Your Swiss German Mouth
Thanks, but I know French, and it doesn't do anything but offend Swiss Germans when they say "7 years in Switzerland and you cannot speak the language yet?" and I respond "I speak French, it's a national language"...the only good…
Started by: Confloozed · 24.Nov.2014 · Language corner
1 post, 08:43 today
Yahoo mail not syncing on Mac
Started by: nanners · 26.Nov.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
1 post, 08:30 today
Standard tax decution
Started by: wayofliberation · 26.Nov.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
13 posts, 08:17 today
Business type for a developement start-up
Hi Papa Goose, thanks for aswering. Your advise is to pay for a professional service who know how to do. Before I do that I should have a BP, funds etc. thats the second part for me. So I will go ahead with my project and come back with…
Started by: wayofliberation · 25.Nov.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
2 posts, 08:10 today
Newbie question
Started by: Strunty · 25.Nov.2014 · Insurance
5 posts, 07:46 today
Anyone heard of Bupa Insurance?
Started by: ihtxam · 26.Nov.2014 · Insurance
2 posts, 07:25 today
Yet another one (in Basel)
Started by: Strunty · 25.Nov.2014 · Introductions
11 posts, 07:14 today
Is it Safe for a 15y/o to take the train…
I have to wonder, safe in what way? Is there lots of crime on trains that I have missed? Anyway, the TGV service is like an airline in that the seating is similar. You get on the train ( I assume that you are going to take the child to…
Started by: nicnic · 24.Nov.2014 · Daily life
14 posts, 00:12 today
I was almost hit on bus today
Could you describe in more details style of the kick e.g. unprofessional amateur wannabe versus drunken karate wrongly placed kick nearby you. Just do it please in detail the way you were describing the race of person performing it :D
Started by: Indianguy · 25.Nov.2014 · Daily life
1 post, 00:05 today
Autism and English speaking speech therapist
Started by: Alison_K · 26.Nov.2014 · Family matters/health
15 posts, 23:29 yesterday
We consider changing our car
Seat Alhambra. Top-spec'ed units with 4x4 sell at around 40k. I'd get a warranty-extension, as the output-quality from that factory in Portugal (where both VW Sharan and Seat Alhambra are built) seems to vary a bit. I think the Q7…
Started by: rikkezp · 25.Nov.2014 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 23:25 yesterday
Deductible 2500CHF, what benefit i would get?
Started by: ihtxam · 25.Nov.2014 · Insurance
4 posts, 23:08 yesterday
Frontalier Healthcare - should we keep all…
Started by: MaybeeSkint · 24.Nov.2014 · Insurance
11 posts, 22:48 yesterday
Recommendations for beginner ski schools/regions…
Thanks for the very useful replies. I checked the ÖBB website later and found that one could actually reach Sölden on public transport (with some changes). Changing trains/buses is not a problem as long as there's some transport operating…
Started by: bip · 22.Nov.2014 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
13 posts, 22:45 yesterday
Wanted: Baby stroller/pram in Neuchatel
Here are the photos. I forgot to mention also it has a good size shopping basket which is very handy and all the accessories come in their original packaging!! Let me know if you are interested. Thanks. Tina.
Started by: ihtxam · 21.Nov.2014 · Items wanted
5 posts, 22:33 yesterday
Electric heater
Started by: Soheilesm · 25.Nov.2014 · Housing in general
5 posts, 22:23 yesterday
Any freelancers out there?
Started by: Karl · 23.Nov.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
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