Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Complaints corner  
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:33
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I don't want a "shopping experience".

.
I don't want to "be engaged".


I don't want a personalised service.



I don't care about some poxy bar of chocolate that's been "chosen to complement...".




I JUST WANT TO PICK UP SOME EFFING COFFEE CAPSULES, PAY FOR THEM, PUT THEM IN MY BAG AND BE ON MY WAY.


I MEAN, IS THAT REALLY TOO MUCH TOO ASK?




Message ends.
.
The following 17 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:37
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Hate hate hate that shop. Had a similar experience at the weekend. Made the mistake of saying I'm not a member - don't ever do that; might as well bring a sleeping bag.

Haven't looked into it but can you order online?

EDIT: Ah, there it is...
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:38
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Consider buying a real coffee machine. Then you can just pop over to Tesco and pick up some coffee beans from a grumpy check-out operator who couldn't care less whether you ever shop there again.

Works for me.
The following 12 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:43
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Quote:
Made the mistake of saying I'm not a member - don't ever do that; might as well bring a sleeping bag.
Jeez, I'd forgotten the dreaded "And are you a member?" nonsense.

"NO, I'm not, I'm a shopper, just gimmee my coffee and take my money, ffs "
.
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:46
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,471
Groaned at 17 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 1,996 Times in 1,189 Posts
CH_Me has a reputation beyond reputeCH_Me has a reputation beyond reputeCH_Me has a reputation beyond reputeCH_Me has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Just go to Denner for them.

My coffee machine uses pods or ground coffee. I love my coffee and always know that I have one or the other in the cupboard, but pods are easier and less messy.
  #6  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:48
NotAllThere's Avatar
Mod x2
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 13,821
Groaned at 244 Times in 215 Posts
Thanked 20,404 Times in 8,284 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Select this week's colour. Pay for coffee. Go to coffee area. Have a coffee and a choccy. What's not to like?
This user would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:50
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: OOO
Posts: 3,724
Groaned at 79 Times in 55 Posts
Thanked 1,683 Times in 1,017 Posts
Sada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Oh look, a steaming mad weejem. So cute!
The following 3 users would like to thank Sada for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:51
nickatbasel's Avatar
Mod, Chips and Mushy Peas
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Albisrieden
Posts: 5,211
Groaned at 157 Times in 95 Posts
Thanked 8,068 Times in 2,986 Posts
nickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

I have a mokka thingy that you put on stop of the stove and since we move to ZH I get Bio Marimbar Espresso coffee from Coop.

If you live in Basel, there is a great shop in Kleinbasel called Moccaraba where they roast their beans on the premises. Tastes a lot better than Nespresso, has less environmental impact and is a damn sight cheaper. Oh, and you often get a free coffee while they are grinding your beans.

Cheers,
Nick
The following 2 users would like to thank nickatbasel for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:52
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,243
Groaned at 118 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 16,857 Times in 5,912 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

I like their shop in Fribourg, some of the staff are quite cute
  #10  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:53
Ella 211's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 173
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 111 Times in 61 Posts
Ella 211 has earned some respectElla 211 has earned some respect
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

I hope you are drinking ohne coffein!



Just when someone actually finds some customer service... it's not good either. How does one please this crowd?
  #11  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:54
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ZG
Posts: 5,624
Groaned at 124 Times in 100 Posts
Thanked 16,907 Times in 5,372 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Its the same with Apple.. for the iPad they were offering the services of their 'Geniuses' to help users migrate to the new iPad This caused the already mammoth long queues to move even more slowly.
  #12  
Old 31.03.2011, 13:59
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,243
Groaned at 118 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 16,857 Times in 5,912 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Quote:
View Post
Its the same with Apple.. for the iPad they were offering the services of their 'Geniuses' to help users migrate to the new iPad This caused the already mammoth long queues to move even more slowly.
I had great delight telling the geezer in the Apple shop in Shepherd's Bush that I would gladly have all Apple hardware, and then load Windows 7 onto them all.
I think he nearly had a heart attack
  #13  
Old 31.03.2011, 14:02
summerrain's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 4,350
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 985 Times in 325 Posts
summerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Quote:
View Post
Jeez, I'd forgotten the dreaded "And are you a member?" nonsense.
"NO, I'm not, I'm a shopper, just gimmee my coffee and take my money, ffs "
.
You know that you've already paid for that "shopping experience" in those prices of the capsules right?

Serves you right for being suckered into that cult buying your coffee at a foo-foo place!
The following 12 users would like to thank summerrain for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 31.03.2011, 14:05
Treverus's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Work in ZH, live in SZ
Posts: 12,101
Groaned at 344 Times in 278 Posts
Thanked 23,189 Times in 8,377 Posts
Treverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Quote:
View Post
Jeez, I'd forgotten the dreaded "And are you a member?" nonsense.
"NO, I'm not, I'm a shopper, just gimmee my coffee and take my money, ffs "
.
The wife bought some stuff for a colleague who is on a contract in Singapore and took it with her as this super-special nespresso what-do-I-know seems to be not available in Asia.
"Are you a member?"
"No, I don't have a Nespresso machine and I am not interested to buy one. I buy this for a friend."
"Is your friend a member?"
"I guess so."
"Please give me his name!"
"<enter most common family name in German followed by one of the most common first names>"
"Do you have his address?"
"No. I only work with him in Zurich"
"Does he live in the city?"
"How do I know?"
"Could it be one of these five addresses?"
"How do I know? Can I pay now?"
"But I need the address for the warranty!"
"Why can he not only use the receipe for the warranty as everywhere else?"
... add another few minutes...

"I think it is the third one on your list, please let me pay now".
The following 3 users would like to thank Treverus for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 31.03.2011, 14:12
Treverus's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Work in ZH, live in SZ
Posts: 12,101
Groaned at 344 Times in 278 Posts
Thanked 23,189 Times in 8,377 Posts
Treverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Quote:
View Post
.
I don't want to "be engaged".
.
Unless we are talking about "the temple"...

  #16  
Old 31.03.2011, 14:19
MusicChick's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 17,489
Groaned at 414 Times in 275 Posts
Thanked 20,428 Times in 10,577 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Quote:
Consider buying a real coffee machine. Then you can just pop over to Tesco and pick up some coffee beans from a grumpy check-out operator who couldn't care less whether you ever shop there again.

Works for me.
Or, you call these people



and next day you pick up freshly roasted coffee beans in their dispatching place to bring them home, sniff then and grind them yourself. Like some cwazy people I know.

Quote:
View Post
Its the same with Apple.. for the iPad they were offering the services of their 'Geniuses' to help users migrate to the new iPad This caused the already mammoth long queues to move even more slowly.
Nespresso and Apple, same ol strategies, aren't they...I can't stand either. Just wish I warmed up a tad to Apple since I need it for werk.
The following 3 users would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 31.03.2011, 14:32
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

I love their coffee but going there is just tiresome. I did go on a Thursday at 7:30 almost about to close, to get a machine it was pretty empty! Got my coffee, I am already a member (LOL), no thanks on chocolate or coffee, tschuusli I was out of there. Please beware DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT go on a Saturday
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 31.03.2011, 14:38
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Well, I like a shopping experience and free coffee and chocolate? Any time! The only downer is that George is never around.

Last edited by MacGregor's Daughter; 31.03.2011 at 14:52.
The following 4 users would like to thank MacGregor's Daughter for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 31.03.2011, 14:40
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Our Nespresso machine is one of those little units, about as big as a kettle, which we got as a freebie with the purchase of a printer about 2 years ago. Otherwise we would have continued with the Nescafe in a mug type of coffee.

Given that we don't drink that much coffee it doesn't seem to be a drain on our savings buying the capsules (one or two cups at the weekend max).

Oh, and we did go on Saturday but there must have been a lull between stampedes and we were able to walk straight through. When we left (after the "are you a member" interrogation) the shop was bursting at the seams again.
  #20  
Old 31.03.2011, 14:44
cyrus's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Emmenbruecke
Posts: 2,904
Groaned at 37 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 3,471 Times in 1,513 Posts
cyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Ugh hate places like that. I pretty much hate shopping in general too, but those places more.

Headphones, a, determined scowl and a quick stare at anyone who tries to get between you and the entrance/product/cashier/exit. Ignore any question at checkout and hold out cash/card until it's accepted.
The following 4 users would like to thank cyrus for this useful post:
Closed Thread

Tags
have to change to tschibo, i blame george cluney, nespresso, order online luddite boy, shopping, twunts




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big "car" shopping center in Zurich area? Pavlos2000 Transportation/driving 5 24.12.2010 08:38
Looking for an "experience" gift for a foodie friend Caviarchips Food and drink 20 25.08.2010 02:43
Do you have experience with agencies that offer services to "employ" people? okgood Business & entrepreneur 11 10.11.2009 16:49
Where to take Guests for a "Swiss" dining experience? InShan Entertainment & dining 11 07.07.2009 14:33


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0