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Old 15.03.2015, 23:56
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In germany I pay 1.80 or 2 euro and it is certainly not American dishwater crap.
Certainly not, it's far worse.

The worst coffee on the planet is to be had in Germany.

Tom

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About "They are the "importers", in fact."
Foreign sellers are actually "exporters" . "Importers live or are based in this country, buy from the exporters and resell here; either direct or to wholesalers.
That's only the façade.
If a foreign producer wants to adopt price discrimination in CH, realizing that the Swiss market would allow such a policy, it's only to hide this fact, that he doesn't import his goods by himself (directly to the consumer or to detail resell) but he puts an obscure "importer" in-between.
The official "importer" might be an independent part of the game, but often he is somehow even part of the holding.


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I have news for you; the sellers are very aware of country differences. Russia and Turkey pay a lot less than Germany and Germany pays less than Switzerland.

Here I am talking about commercial arrangements for large quantities of known branded goods like coca-cola, Ford and such like.

Good example here, Coop refusing to sell German magazines because of the high prices in Switzerland.
Coop keeps on selling Italian magazines, however. E.g. La settimana enigmistica is 3x its price in Italy. Of course it's not Coop, but the casa editrice in Italy, the responsible.


This is true for certain products.
But not for all and everything.

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Certainly not, it's far worse.

The worst coffee on the planet is to bad in Germany.

Tom
Oh , you mean that nice little cafe on the lh side half way up hauptstrasse in lorrach? You should wave next time.
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That's only the façade.
If a foreign producer wants to adopt price discrimination in CH, realizing that the Swiss market would allow such a policy, it's only to hide this fact, that he doesn't import his goods by himself (directly to the consumer or to detail resell) but he puts an obscure "importer" in-between.
The official "importer" might be an independent part of the game, but often he is somehow even part of the holding.


Like you were writing here:

Coop keeps on selling Italian magazines, however. E.g. La settimana enigmistica is 3x its price in Italy. Of course it's not Coop, but the casa editrice in Italy, the responsible.


This is true for certain products.
But not for all and everything.
About "That's only the façade."

Of course, there are examples of every sort of commercial arrangement in the Swiss market.
For example;
  • Independent importer and exporter
  • Linked importer and exporter
  • Importer and exporter branches of the same company
    • Swiss companies who organise grey imports.
  • Foreign companies who organise grey exports.
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