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Old 12.09.2011, 09:39
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

I refused to buy over priced expat foods and just adapted with what I could find locally and make more things from scratch.

Pre-packaged foods and sauces aren't good for you anyways and have way too much oil and other nasty things. Curry sauces especially can be made for a few rappen from your spice cupboard and I thought charging 6.50 sfr for self raising flour was a joke when you can just add baking powder to plain flour.

I do think carrying food items from another country in your luggage is a bit nuts, especially glass jars that could get broken. The damage to your clothes and luggage would be more than the few sfr you save on each jar.
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Old 13.09.2011, 22:19
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Lost my microUSB cable while on vacation so couldn't charge my phone

Went to the local interdiscount who didn't have any. Went to the local computer shop.

25CHF! 25CHF!

For a simple cable. It's less than £2 on amazon

Amazon UK version

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

£1.42

Switzerland version

http://www.enovo.ch/handy_zubehoer/d..._microusb.html

29CHF!


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Old 14.09.2011, 16:39
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I refused to buy over priced expat foods and just adapted with what I could find locally and make more things from scratch.

Pre-packaged foods and sauces aren't good for you anyways and have way too much oil and other nasty things. Curry sauces especially can be made for a few rappen from your spice cupboard and I thought charging 6.50 sfr for self raising flour was a joke when you can just add baking powder to plain flour.

I do think carrying food items from another country in your luggage is a bit nuts, especially glass jars that could get broken. The damage to your clothes and luggage would be more than the few sfr you save on each jar.
HA!

I got so used to being able to find "raw" unprocessed ingredients in CH that I am having serious trouble now that I am back in the USA. It is almost impossible to find ingredients that don't have "some" additives and/or preservatives.

One may only be able to find what's available but at least it worth eating. (Once one gets done picking through the stuff that's gone off.)
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Old 14.09.2011, 16:43
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Lost my microUSB cable while on vacation so couldn't charge my phone

Went to the local interdiscount who didn't have any. Went to the local computer shop.

25CHF! 25CHF!

For a simple cable. It's less than £2 on amazon

Amazon UK version

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

£1.42

Switzerland version

http://www.enovo.ch/handy_zubehoer/d..._microusb.html

29CHF!


smh
Do you feel better for your outburst?

It isn't just in CH anymore.
I was in a Best Buy last week and a Cat 5 cable less than 2 meters long was being sold for over 10 dollars.

There is something that I can make for less than 10 rappen if I have the tools on me. But it is "technologic" therefor it MUST cost more. (sheesh!)
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

So far what I've noticed;

Meat
Video Games
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Old 16.09.2011, 21:22
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Aerial car antenna for a VW Golf 4, just the "stick" part = 55chf. Really?!
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Old 16.09.2011, 22:32
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I appreciate you point this out! I have a life time medicine I have to take and in CH the price is 98 chf while in other place it is 1.50 euro..... Same exact medicine.
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Old 16.09.2011, 22:40
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I appreciate you point this out! I have a life time medicine I have to take and in CH the price is 98 chf while in other place it is 1.50 euro..... Same exact medicine.
Where was it 1.50, some markets are subsidized by government's (UK) others by the drug companies (Kenya).

I take something that is 74 chf, 55 euro DE, 38 euro France, £39 Boots UK, £24 Superdrug UK . Superdrug is charging the cost price on private prescriptions.
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Old 16.09.2011, 22:42
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Where was it 1.50, some markets are subsidized by government's (UK) others by the drug companies (Kenya).
Turkey: 2 TL. Paying without insurance

Spain: Soon to know
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Old 16.09.2011, 22:45
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Turkey: 2 TL. Paying without insurance

Spain: Soon to know
I suspect it's somewhat subsidised,
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Old 16.09.2011, 22:53
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I suspect it's somewhat subsidised,
Yeah, depends of the countrie's laws and regulations...
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Old 16.09.2011, 23:36
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Yeah, depends of the countrie's laws and regulations...
More on the ability of the population to pay, drugs are often sold in poorer countries at a loss to the drug companies.

I am interested to know what the price is in Spain, my guess is nearer 50 euro.
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More on the ability of the population to pay, drugs are often sold in poorer countries at a loss to the drug companies.

I am interested to know what the price is in Spain, my guess is nearer 50 euro.
I'll try to remember to tell you when I'll buy it!
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Cups of tea/coffee. Insanely, outrageously expensive.
Just returned from Italy where a Cappucino costs 1.00 - 1.40 euro and an ice-cream cone ditto. Now imagine those prices in CH.
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Depends where in Italy - we paid 18 Euros for 2 black coffees in Venice last November

Here we can can a full lunch time menu for 17CHF.

The price of a coffee also varies greatly in CH - Zurich and Zug being the most expensive (as for flats/house) at about 4CHF or more. German speaking Switzerland is more expensive overall. Romandie is cheaper, Jura cheapest, and Geneva most expensive .. as for everything.
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Depends where in Italy - we paid 18 Euros for 2 black coffees in Venice last November
That's what i call an Italian Job kinda rip off

I think it's easier to ask what's not a rip off in CH
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

iPhone car charging cable in Mediamarkt, Interdiscount etc = 27chf. Ricardo = 4chf.
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iPhone car charging cable in Mediamarkt, Interdiscount etc = 27chf. Ricardo = 4chf.
The overheads from selling on ricardo with limited guarantee are very different from a shop.

Mediamarkt prices are very competitive on TV's, PC's etc, cables is where they make their money.
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Correct, but at 7x more expensive, still a rip-off
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Old 17.09.2011, 19:27
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Depends where in Italy - we paid 18 Euros for 2 black coffees in Venice last November
Must have been a tourist trap or a top-notch place. A caffè at a regular bar in Italy is usually in the EUR 0.80-1.00 range.

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Jura cheapest
So, how much is a coffee in Jura?
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