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Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

Does anyone know of a Dollar type store in or near zurich where one can by plastic plates and cups. I don't mean plastic as in the stuff you through away, rather the thick type (like for camping) that you use for years.
It's to use for 100+ kids on summer camp, hence cheap and durable.

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Does anyone know of a Dollar type store in or near zurich where one can by plastic plates and cups. I don't mean plastic as in the stuff you through away, rather the thick type (like for camping) that you use for years.
It's to use for 100+ kids on summer camp, hence cheap and durable.
Try Otto's. They always have loads of these sorts of things, and last time I visited one in Basel they quite specifically had summer camping and picnic stuff in abundance.
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Old 10.07.2012, 17:28
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

I saw them in the big Coop stores (hypermarkets). Also in Coop Brico.
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I bought some from Migros for ~3CHF.
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

I realise that The Daiso (Japanese) isn't widespread in the Western world (though CAN, USA, NZ and AUS have at least one each), but..

...the generic "Dollar Stores" that we have in Canada (and the US, too), is there a Swiss equivalent?

By dollar stores, I mean the ones where 99% of the goods are cheaply made in China and the store is PACKED with household goods (twine, flashlights, garbage pails, hairbrushes, cheap kids toys, party favours, gift wrap, craft supplies, cheap kitchenware, etc., etc.).

They're obviously not the location of choice to purchase most of your homeware, but they are useful for cheap garden twine, bug nets, beer pong cups, cheap kites and laundry hampers.

These stores are ubiquitous in N America. I can only assume that there must be a few in Switzerland...?

I looked at "Otto's" (suggested above), and it isn't quite the low-end, small-goods sort of store I was thinking of.

For example: http://www.dollarstore.ca/

Anyone know? My guess would be that all countries around the world would have nasty little "dollar stores", but perhaps some are more discerning?
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Old 15.06.2013, 20:37
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

Ok, in UK called £ shop, in EU called Euro shop. No such thing in Switzerland. However a number of shops here have these CardBoard layered things with prices between 1 & 5 CHF.

Otto's stock does vary, but they have a number of low value items, as well as as their more expensive furniture etc ranges. Also try a shop called Radical, though not many around.
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

There are indeed stores similar to the dollar (pound, Euro, etc) idea, but they often - at least out my way - are small independent ventures.

One I can think of is the Warenmarkt Wollerau, on Samstagernstrasse Wollerau, which is combines a 'dollar' store and Thai store, carrying a range of Thai and Asian foodstuffs.

There is also - or was, haven't been there in a while - a dollar store in Wädenswil, up the main street from the train station. Can't think of the name. Lots of very useful odds and ends, all in bins by price - 1CHF, 2CHF, etc. Anyone know the store I'm thinking of?

Anyway, these kinds of stores are often found here.
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

The Bazaar shops are the best for this sort of thing. No idea where you nearest is.

www.bazar-shop.ch
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Ok, in UK called £ shop, in EU called Euro shop. No such thing in Switzerland .
Basel has one.

OP, are Ikea prices too high? They have brightly coloured, plastic plates, bowls, mugs and cutlery.
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

At the "Center 11" shopping mall in Zurich Oerlikon there's a "1 Franken Shop", but I don't know what kind of stuff they carry.

http://www.center-eleven.ch/
http://www.center-eleven.ch/sites/m/1frankenshop.html
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

We host a party every year at our chalet in France and every year I buy the Coop plates in Switzerland because they are awesome, durable and even reusable. (I think I might be the only person in the world who buys things in Switzerland and smuggles them over the border going in the other direction!)

They are Coop brand, the label says "Party Assiettes/Teller/Piatti". They are hard, durable white plastic plates They come in packs of 10 in 22cm (dessert or salad size) and packs of 12 in the 29cm size (large dinner plate size).

These can even be washed in the dishwasher and used again.
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

Following up on this post with a similar question, does anyone know where to find disposable lunch boxes with compartments and with a lid in Zurich region, or online in Switzerland? See the pictures below for an idea of what I'm looking at.
Coop and Migros use these kind of lunch boxes (usually microwaveable, like in the 1st pic) to sell ready to take away food and salads but do sell the empty boxes itself. I have also already looked in Aldi, Lidl, Denner, Otto, Jumbo but with no luck yet. I also tried looking at ricardo but couldn't find anything there (perhaps I am not using the correct German word/description).

Thanks for any help on this.

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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

Have a look in section 5 of this catalogue.

http://fr.calameo.com/read/0001841539d9a7a2867bd

Link to page: http://www.accessconcept.ch/vaisselle_jetable.htm
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Re: Dollar type store for cheap, thick plastic plates

This looks quite helpful with lots of choices. Thanks!
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