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Shipping from Switzerland to the US

I have found a few things that people are interested in buying here in the U.S. from www.ricardo.ch. What is the safest way to buy from this website and ship? People in the U.S. go crazy over genuine Switzerland products where I'm from.
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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

You cant buy Toblerone in the US???
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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

Haha, I had to google that. Didn't realize that was Swedish, but yes you can buy that here!
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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

So, you are in America and you want to buy things off ricardo and then, what, you are going to fly over here, pack them up and send them back, or what? I am confused.
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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

Could I buy online on Ricardo? Or is this a local pickup site? I was thinking about buying and paying for shipping.
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Or is this a local pickup site? .

Sorry you cant buy sex or look for singles on Ricardo
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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

I meant....is Ricardo more like a site for local people to buy things instead of shipping them?
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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

Ricardo is very much like a flea market/garage sale kind of thing. Most of the things sold will stipulate that the buyer must pick up.

Most of the items on Ricardo are worth less than whatever the shipping costs would be.

If you are truly interested in buying things that someone would be willing to ship to America, you need to go on ebay.fr.

What, exactly, are you looking for? I buy, sell, ship, transport in my luggage, etc. lots of things. I have been an antique dealer for 30 years and have shipped containers across the Atlantic in both directions. I might be able to help you. Also, I speak French.
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I will PM you
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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

I'm not sure how good your business plan is. As someone who sells certain Swiss and Europeans specialty products, I have found the shipping costs to be prohibitively expensive. My solution has been to drop off my packages in Germany at their post office when I do my shopping there. In Switzerland a 500gram package to the US costs 18 CHF and has a delivery of 7-15 working days. Sent right across the border, this same package costs 3.45 Euro and takes 4-7 working days to be delivered.
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Re: Shipping from Switzerland to the US

I sell online to the US and I have to second that, shipping anything over 2 cm in thickness outside Switzerland by the postal service is extremely expensive, only worth it if the item is very expensive. And anything else that Swisspost is even more expensive.
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I'm not sure how good your business plan is. As someone who sells certain Swiss and Europeans specialty products, I have found the shipping costs to be prohibitively expensive. My solution has been to drop off my packages in Germany at their post office when I do my shopping there. In Switzerland a 500gram package to the US costs 18 CHF and has a delivery of 7-15 working days. Sent right across the border, this same package costs 3.45 Euro and takes 4-7 working days to be delivered.

The problem is that you will have to pay the German VAT (19%) if your goods exceed 300 € (175 € for children less than 15; 430 € if entering Germany by plane or ship).
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