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Old 03.01.2013, 18:07
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A bit like an americano is a coffee you probably can't actually get in the US, except maybe in some artsy up-market Polish or Italian cafe, but not something the average Joe would recognise, let alone associate with his country?
Actually, it's pretty much an Italian attempt to reproduce the crap served in the US.

My Swiss wife drinks it (though she uses cold water rather than hot).

I don't.

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Re: Absurd Swiss prices

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First 2013 special offer: Zurich garbage removal is collecting christmas trees for free next week ! Multiply your savings by picking up additional trees from outside Zurich ! You could have mine (strictly on a first come, first served basis).
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/29949124
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Old 04.01.2013, 14:40
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Good anti-post and thanks! I was worried that I might have to arrange this myself, or pay. Now I can relax.

I will join in the anti-post spirit and note that I had to pay $30 to dispose of my tree in California.

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Old 04.01.2013, 15:13
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Good anti-post and thanks! I was worried that I might have to arrange this myself, or pay. Now I can relax.
As with many things Swiss you may want to read the fine print:
1.Trees must be cut to 1.5 m max. It doesn't say that the cutoffs are being collected for free, too.
2. There should be no wax nor lametta on the tree. Go to the housing thread (search for 'apartment handover') to understand the level of cleanliness required here.

Rumor has it also that
- the needles must not be longer than 2.5 cm in order to prevent injuries
- only Swiss trees will be collected (foreign trees need to be returned to the country of origin at the cost of the owner)
- trees must not be deposited outside more than 20 min prior to pickup
- if you were asking yourself what lametta is your permit will be revoked with immediate effect.
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10 Dieci Zurich
Margherita
24 cm - 9.5" - 13 CHF
30 cm - 12" - 16 CHF
36 cm - 14" - 24 CHF

(Basel is a franc cheaper for the 12 and 14)
Our local, pizzafun
Margherita
24cm/child- 9.50
29cm/normal - 14.50
45cm/family - 36

Including delivery

The most expensive one, with about 10 different toppings, is 23.50 for a normal. All homemade in front of your eyes.

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As with many things Swiss you may want to read the fine print:
1.Trees must be cut to 1.5 m max. It doesn't say that the cutoffs are being collected for free, too.
2. There should be no wax nor lametta on the tree. Go to the housing thread (search for 'apartment handover') to understand the level of cleanliness required here.

Rumor has it also that
- the needles must not be longer than 2.5 cm in order to prevent injuries
- only Swiss trees will be collected (foreign trees need to be returned to the country of origin at the cost of the owner)
- trees must not be deposited outside more than 20 min prior to pickup
- if you were asking yourself what lametta is your permit will be revoked with immediate effect.
Thanks. I have no idea what lametta is but since I have a passport maybe they won't kick me out? Oh and my neighbor put their tree out several days ago (still sitting by the green bin). I guess I should leave an angry note on their door?

All joking aside, thanks for the useful and helpful info.

Dan
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Old 04.01.2013, 16:09
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LOL - classic pwning
No, I didn't say Margherita pizza, now did I? A plain cheese pizza, not margherita, was 20 CHF at the one near us. Maybe they put on different cheese or something...
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Old 04.01.2013, 21:27
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Re: Absurd Swiss prices

Another anti-post: was in the mall today and behold, amazing sales everywhere. Most of the stores even took out the wares and put them in the middle of the walkways. And the prices were really REALLY good (wife can attest to that lol).

Bewildered by all that and a bit dissapointed there were no (relevant) sales in Ochsner Sport, I took a quick trip to Waldshut to profit from the (supposedly) equally great german sales. But alas, utter failure: 5-10% off max and only for some lame items. At least the currywurst was good
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Re: Absurd Swiss prices

Duvet UK 30chfs Switzerland 800 chfs what a joke
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Old 06.01.2013, 19:56
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Duvet UK 30chfs Switzerland 800 chfs what a joke
And i bet it was for exactly the same thing

How much is an Ikea duvet here?
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Old 06.01.2013, 20:08
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Duvet UK 30chfs Switzerland 800 chfs what a joke
What a load of BS plenty of duvets here for 100CHF or under lets compare like with like and not compare Tescos to the most expensive option you can find here. The duvet we have here came from here and cost about 50-75CHF

Try buying a camera here and you will find them 25% cheaper then the UK also so its not as bad as you try to make out.
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Old 06.01.2013, 20:11
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http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/ca...bedroom/20531/

Where to buy a good donna/blanket
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Old 06.01.2013, 20:23
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Re: Absurd Swiss prices

My duvet cost 800 GBP. I've been Engerlanded
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Old 06.01.2013, 20:25
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How much is an Ikea duvet here?
Thanks - it a was rhetorical question though
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Duvet UK 30chfs Switzerland 800 chfs what a joke
Are you comparing the Lada version with the Lamborghini one?
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Are you comparing the Lada version with the Lamborghini one?
Don't bash Lada!

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Old 06.01.2013, 23:07
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Duvet UK 30chfs Switzerland 800 chfs what a joke

i think you are talking for your bottom.... shall we compare a bently with a dacia?
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Duvet UK 30chfs Switzerland 800 chfs what a joke
here a range of normal products in Switzerland, between CHF 36 and 180
http://www.conforama.ch/abteilung_de...17_42001_42020

which means that you simply talk rubbish
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Re: Absurd Swiss prices

Well, I went to Poland (Wrocław) for work recently. Thought I would spend a bit of money while I was there. Forget it! Clothes, DVD's, CD's and electronic stuff was a lot more expensive than Switzerland. My Polish colleagues who are here also confirm this.

But, eating out is a dream. Beautiful restaurants, fantastic service and gorgeous food. And VERY cheap (compared to Switzerland).
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Re: Absurd Swiss prices

When I was in Slovakia 2 years ago I was able to compare a half litre of beer and wages.

Although a beer was 11 times cheaper in Slovakia - the average wage was also, wait for it, 11 times lower.

Sod the Mars bar test
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