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Old 21.07.2015, 15:25
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Re: Videoed whilst leaving out stuff for my friend to collect!!

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AFAIK German bottles which come with a deposit are bar-coded to avoid exactly this from happening.
If you want to do a quick buck you'd be better off doing the reverse: Import beer crates from Germany and return them in Switzerland. 6 EUR in Germany get you 12 CHF in ZRH (last time I checked with Augustiner crates).
This was happening in Ticino. People were buying a brand of mineral water in glass bottles in Italy, then returning the empties to a Coop supermarket in Switzerland to get a deposit fee they had never paid and making a clear profit. It took a while for the border region Coop to work out what was going on and why they had so many bottles. Subsequently some sort of code was added to the labels to prevent this.
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