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OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

Amazon.de is now offering an initial 35,000 lines of groceries.

I am now fantasising about no longer giving away my money to Migroop.

I don't read much German. Is it doable to have the good stuff delivered here ? Please Santa, all we ask is for Amazon.ch Lebensmittel & Getränke - beta

http://www.thelocal.de/money/20100701-28225.html

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=s9_dnav_b...rd_i=422869031
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Old 01.07.2010, 21:26
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

Funnily enough I was about to post a thread on the massive market opened up in France of UK delivery firms bringing UK supermarket produce orders made by Expats living in France.

The customer saves lots, gets everything within 24 hours and there's never that "There's no more PG Tips tea left!" night tremors.

Fancy. Linky here
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

Thanks for the link captcha!
Browsing through I see that amazon has some very high end stuff!
I did not see that many deals (I was browsing only for a few minutes though) - eg.the Barilla pasta is only 10 rappens cheaper than on leshop.
What I did see made me very thirsty.


EDIT: Will NOT probably try to ship some in soon. I found locally something better.
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

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Your recently purchased items, "tomatoes" have now been sent standard delivery, you should receive them within 4 business days. Please write a review.

People who bought similar items to you also bought "onion". Click here to add "onion" to your cart. Don't forget our gift-wrapping service!
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

Isn't it highly likely this would all be taxed heavily on entry to Switzerland?
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday




"In Frankfurt and Berlin the company will even guarantee same-day delivery for orders made before 11 am. "
That works for your tomatoes !
And as ZwissMiss commented there are quite a few high end products or less widely distributed lines if you are looking for something special. I'm checking out some exotic salsas right now that I doubt will ever be found on my local supermarket shelf.

I can picture the black ops squad of Migros putting in a Chinese firewall this weekend blocking the Amazon.de domain ! To protect us from this threat to the Swiss way of life


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People who bought similar items to you also bought "onion". Click here to add "onion" to your cart. Don't forget our gift-wrapping service!

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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

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Isn't it highly likely this would all be taxed heavily on entry to Switzerland?
Apart from the taxes, there will be border delays. Food and other groceries may need verification for compliance with Swiss standards.
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

Swissinfo did mention that barriers might be relaxed by July.

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Prices for European Union goods imported into Switzerland could begin to drop as of July after the government agreed to lower technical trade barriers on Wednesday.

Swiss ministers in Bern decided to implement the Cassis de Dijon principle, an agreement that says products legally made in the EU can be freely sold in other EU markets, as long as there is no public health risk.

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Under current Swiss rules, many EU products do not make their way to the Swiss market because of technical trade barriers. One famous example concerns German cream, which was not allowed to be sold in Switzerland because it was labelled with the German word “Sahne” rather than “Rahm”, the word preferred in German-speaking Switzerland.
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....I'm checking out some exotic salsas right now that I doubt will ever be found on my local supermarket shelf.
El Maiz in Zürich on the Josefstrasse has an extensive range of exotic salsas at very reasonable prices.
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

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<enter reason>Hi, I'm returning these under the 30-day return policy as they didn't meet my expectations.
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

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Apart from the taxes, there will be border delays. Food and other groceries may need verification for compliance with Swiss standards.
Sadly you are correct

Quote from Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
" Accordingly, Switzerland is unilaterally applying the so-called Cassis de Dijon Principle: Whatever is legally produced and has been marketed in an EU or EEA country may also be sold without further control in Switzerland. This is the principle. However, a special provision has been decided for food.
Foods that do not fully meet the technical regulations of Switzerland, must still be authorised by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). If there are no reservations regarding safety or protection against misrepresentation, then the authorisation is granted in the form of a general ruling. Corresponding applications can be submitted as of July 1, 2010"

About authorisation by "general ruling" - not good news!
Issued general rulings

The Notification authority Cassis de Dijon of the Federal Office of Public Health has not issued any general rulings at the present time.
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Re: OMG... Imagine a 24/7 supermarket all over Switzerland. No queue. Open all Sunday

But still, I just love to dress up, take a bag and walk to those Migros or coop or Manor, stand and stare, lift and compare, touch and feel all the required items, share few smiles and stare the lovely dressed people going around (wof woffff its summer) and come home back saying "Ahhhh I forgot to buy Jam today. OK, a trip again tomorrow".

After all, it is one of the timepass a home maker can have, except simply sitting and reading EF

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Sadly you are correct

Whatever is legally produced and has been marketed in an EU or EEA country may also be sold without further control in Switzerland. This is the principle. However, a special provision has been decided for food.
Foods that do not fully meet the technical regulations of Switzerland, must still be authorised by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). If there are no reservations regarding safety or protection against misrepresentation, then the authorisation is granted in the form of a general ruling. Corresponding applications can be submitted as of July 1, 2010"
Doesn't this mean that it IS granted rather than it WILL BE granted?

Could be a translation thing but I may go and ask at the border when i go shopping and then I can bring back more of that delicious Charalois beef from Geant Casino.

In terms of food safety, it looks like the EU legislation on food production here is looser than in Ireland: they do things that we would not have been allowed to do back there. In terms of misrepresentation, I imagine most of the EU rules will offer more protection than CH rules. Fresh meat, which would be the main thing I will bring in, should have no reasonable chance of misrepresentation

I would love to be able to bring back more stuff from Italy: things you can't get in the shops like real real olive oil and big demijohns of good wine at 4 euro a litre

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<enter reason>Hi, I'm returning these under the 30-day return policy as they didn't meet my expectations.
1,203 people have reviewed this particular milk.
http://www.amazon.com/Tuscan-Whole-M.../dp/B00032G1S0

The jury is still out as to whether this milk is a good buy or not!
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