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Re: Swiss rip-offs

And apologies in advance for taking the lord's name in vain, although I did spell it with a small 'g'.
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Old 26.05.2011, 22:40
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Just remembered the other 'tartare'............isn't that the culture they grow tapeworms in?
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Old 26.05.2011, 22:43
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What in god's name is a 'McFlurry?and a 'tartar' (other than sauce)?
I thought for one minute you were talking about food.
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Old 26.05.2011, 22:59
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Yeah. ffs...this is why things cost a lot. If a cleaner works 7 hours a day, 21 days a week they need to earn about 20chfs per hour to make 3000 per month. Even that is way overpaid for a cleaner. In the UK they earn about 7 per hour.
Plus, don't forget that the cleaner isn't actually being paid 40 to 50 chf per hour.
You are just being charged that much. If the cleaner is lucky they are getting paid 10 to 15 chf per hour.

When we left our apartment we were told that if we were offered a price under 2K for a guaranteed post lease clean apartment we should just take it and not even try to negotiate.
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Old 27.05.2011, 08:21
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Just remembered the other 'tartare'............isn't that the culture they grow tapeworms in?
Beef, veal and fish tartar are staples in our home.

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Old 27.05.2011, 08:52
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Beef, veal and fish tartar are staples in our home.

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Could be they're a bit different to what you might find in your average fast-food restaurant.
If you had seen what I've seen under a microscope, as the result of eating steak-tartare, it might put you off fast-food restaurant tartare somewhat.
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Old 27.05.2011, 09:27
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Could be they're a bit different to what you might find in your average fast-food restaurant.
If you had seen what I've seen under a microscope, as the result of eating steak-tartare, it might put you off fast-food restaurant tartare somewhat.
I have not seen any tartare steak sold in fast food chains yet. It is gourmet type of dish and provided that hygiene is observed it can be very enjoyable food experience not to mention its nourishing effects and energy boost it will provide for a day after consuming 1kg of minced raw meat

Forget about academic stereotype and enjoy it
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Old 27.05.2011, 09:30
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Food is rip-off ... and I know what I'm talking about.

From tourists in Paris who have just ordered and swallowed their KFC's 2 x boxter meals with chips and cooldrinks + 5-pieces of chicken, mayo and ketchup inclusive for only EU19 and for dessert McFlurry and McWrap for EU6. The other day lekker 2 x kebabs with lamb and beef inclusive drinks for under EU20 for two.

Tomorrow either Mex Tex or grill house, perhaps tartar or seafood - all very affordable. We still have to decide.
By the sounds of this you'll need to diet when you get back

A salad and a sandwich for lunch costs me around CHF 10 or a sit down lunch main CHF 13-25. I crave a really nice mango or melon over fast food. IMO nothing beats fresh ingredients and nice salads in the summer. Having a Zinger back home with chips and a coke left me feeling hungrier than my usual salad with chicken/tuna.
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Old 27.05.2011, 09:37
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

We only had cheap looking and tasting sandwiches without any salad in them at the stadium for a whole day. After 8-10 hours of watching tennis non-stop you feel like devouring a horse with hooves.
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Old 27.05.2011, 10:07
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Beef, veal and fish tartar are staples in our home.

Tom
When my girfriend's parents come to visit from Germany they bring schwein tartare and eat it cold with nothing else (apart from accompanying pork wurt/sausages) for breakfast. Raw pork, shudder!
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When my girfriend's parents come to visit from Germany they bring schwein tartare and eat it cold with nothing else (apart from accompanying pork wurt/sausages) for breakfast. Raw pork, shudder!
Sounds yummy (I eat raw port as well).

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Re: Swiss rip-offs

As it's my mother's birthday and I know how much she wants a sewing machine, I decided to get her one. So I looked a bit around and found some decent Brothers around the 500chf mark. Not cheap for me but hey, I'm sure my mother would love a shiny new sewing machine.

I was about to order it when I decided to take a look on some websites back home, just in case they had the same one, as it would be easier with warranty and all that. To my surprise I found the exact same models, about 200chf cheaper (almost 50% off), including free shipping. So yea...
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As it's my mother's birthday and I know how much she wants a sewing machine, I decided to get her one. So I looked a bit around and found some decent Brothers around the 500chf mark. Not cheap for me but hey, I'm sure my mother would love a shiny new sewing machine.

I was about to order it when I decided to take a look on some websites back home, just in case they had the same one, as it would be easier with warranty and all that. To my surprise I found the exact same models, about 200chf cheaper (almost 50% off), including free shipping. So yea...
I bought my sewing machine, a Bernina, in London and had it shipped to Switzerland by DHL, which was still considerably cheaper than buying exactly the same model here in Switzerland, where they are 'supposed' to be made.
If that isn't plain daft, I don't know what is.
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Just about everything here is a complete rip off - I just cannot understand how for eg something as simple can of beans can go up about 6 times in price just by crossing the channel. It really distresses me to see all the multi-billionaires sunning it up down by the lake, whilst the middle class workers are taxed to the hilt, and worked like its still the 11th century.

A very beautiful country without doubt, but the wealth distribution issue, and lack of competition in the market leaves a lot to be desired in 2011.
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Re: Swiss rip-offs

Also meat prices - I am almost vegetarian since moving here

15chf per kilo for boneless lamb - u.k prices
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Also meat prices - I am almost vegetarian since moving here

15chf per kilo for boneless lamb - u.k prices
On Friday I found pork roast in Coop for 1.40 fr per 100 grams (Swiss Naturafarm too). I put the 1.8kg roast in the freezer until it gets a bit cooler
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Just about everything here is a complete rip off - I just cannot understand how for eg something as simple can of beans can go up about 6 times in price just by crossing the channel. It really distresses me to see all the multi-billionaires sunning it up down by the lake, whilst the middle class workers are taxed to the hilt, and worked like its still the 11th century.

A very beautiful country without doubt, but the wealth distribution issue, and lack of competition in the market leaves a lot to be desired in 2011.
I couldn't agree more...
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Just about everything here is a complete rip off - I just cannot understand how for eg something as simple can of beans can go up about 6 times in price just by crossing the channel. It really distresses me to see all the multi-billionaires sunning it up down by the lake, whilst the middle class workers are taxed to the hilt, and worked like its still the 11th century.

A very beautiful country without doubt, but the wealth distribution issue, and lack of competition in the market leaves a lot to be desired in 2011.
Welcome to the forum - you can pop into Introductions if you like....

Anyway - you may wish to add a little bit more data and less generalisation to your posts next time - eg "middle class workers taxed to the hilt and worked like its the 11th century" - not sure what on earth you mean by that?
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Ah, so you're one of the multi-billionaires
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Just about everything here is a complete rip off - I just cannot understand how for eg something as simple can of beans can go up about 6 times in price just by crossing the channel. It really distresses me to see all the multi-billionaires sunning it up down by the lake, whilst the middle class workers are taxed to the hilt, and worked like its still the 11th century.

A very beautiful country without doubt, but the wealth distribution issue, and lack of competition in the market leaves a lot to be desired in 2011.
to be honest, i think it is the rather equal wealth distribution that is the problem. if migros shop people were paid 8 chfs and hour and cleaners 7 chfs, then things would be a lot cheaper for the rest of us
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