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LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland

Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Germany: 29 EUR/month

Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Switzerland: 38 CHF=35 EUR/month

It's only 6 EUR/month more, but it's very annoying that they increase the price just because of the myth that "people in Switzerland earn more" (which is not always true). And they apply a 19% VAT, which I think is wrong.
I mean it's just a website, they don't have any additional cost by serving Swiss customers.

Yet another ripoff caused by geolocation...
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Old 20.12.2020, 23:06
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Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Germany: 29 EUR/month

Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Switzerland: 38 CHF=35 EUR/month

It's only 6 EUR/month more, but it's very annoying that they increase the price just because of the myth that "people in Switzerland earn more" (which is not always true). And they apply a 19% VAT, which I think is wrong.
I mean it's just a website, they don't have any additional cost by serving Swiss customers.

Yet another ripoff caused by geolocation...
Has been going on for years, nothing new. Is that the reason they gave you or just your thoughts
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Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland

Linkedin does not have any better job postings like jobs.ch or indeed.
Absolutley not worth the money spent, only plus is to see , who is watching you and the learning tools.
But does not solve the problem, if the economy is bad and companies can wish
whatever they want.
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Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland

Same for all sorts of goods and services. Have a look on line for the same product from EU or Switzerland- the difference can be much bigger.

I buy from La Redoute France, for that reason, and get delivery to the French Post Office nearby.
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Old 21.12.2020, 15:01
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Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland

I payed the Swiss price of Spotify until they changed the terms. Now I pay a price according to the country of the bank that emitted the credit card. Enjoying 50+% rebate since then
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Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland

I've been 3 times on the free premium trial and there's absolutely nothing worth it. Yes, I can see the "who is watching me" but honestly I don't even believe it's a true list. I'd say it's a socio-technic scam, they leverage on general people tendency of being nosey parkers "oh, well, who's viewed my profile..." . I'm not going to pay any premium until they give me anything useful in return for my money, like what's the salary for the advertised position



Throughout all the years using LinkedIn for job search I didn't see any shortcomings of a standard account. By the way, most of the time I don't apply through 3rd parties, such as LinkedIn, but I try to reach directly. Sometimes the company doesn't have a dedicated careers page, bust most of them do. Of course, when the company is unidentifiable, I don't even apply.



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Linkedin does not have any better job postings like jobs.ch or indeed.
Absolutley not worth the money spent, only plus is to see , who is watching you and the learning tools.
But does not solve the problem, if the economy is bad and companies can wish
whatever they want.
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Re: LinkedIn overcharges you if you live in Switzerland

Wait. People pay for LinkedIn?
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Old 22.12.2020, 11:51
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Wait. People pay for LinkedIn?
Wait. There are people using LinkedIn?
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Old 22.12.2020, 12:01
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Wait. There are people using LinkedIn?




Yes and some people get jobs through the connections there. OK tool as long as you do not pay for the extras that do not bring much.
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Yes and some people get jobs through the connections there. OK tool as long as you do not pay for the extras that do not bring much.
I would also agree it's not worth paying for the extras, but that doesn't mean everyone else out there would agree with us.

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Like facebook, you can be “befriended” by people you haven’t seen for years...and after a few exchanges realise why you never bothered to keep in touch.
Haha, true.
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Old 12.01.2021, 15:22
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I would also agree it's not worth paying for the extras, but that doesn't mean everyone else out there would agree with us.



Haha, true.
Some people enjoy checking how many views their profile managed to score lately and enjoy viewing others profiles in anonymous mode. If you paid extra, you won’t need to show yourself from hidden profile.

Those who view your profile, are usually recruiters who are interested in potential candidate’s skills and will contact you if they have new openings available.

Sometimes, more often lately, you are bothered by Asian manufactures who are trying to build their networks in order to sell their products.
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Wait. There are people using LinkedIn?
It's a good point. The main reason I joined was to find an old friend from university (I found him).

I suppose it's handy to keep around (after all, I'm not paying for the storage of the endless messages from recruiters).

I did have a FANG reach out to me recently to come and interview. (Surely I'm far too old?) I politely declined. The last thing I want is to be humiliated in front of a white board by some over-achieving teenager because I can't remember whether promise problems for probabilistic Turing machines with a probability of 0.5 are in PP or P-SPACE...
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It's a good point. The main reason I joined was to find an old friend from university (I found him).

I suppose it's handy to keep around (after all, I'm not paying for the storage of the endless messages from recruiters).

I did have a FANG reach out to me recently to come and interview. (Surely I'm far too old?) I politely declined. The last thing I want is to be humiliated in front of a white board by some over-achieving teenager because I can't remember whether promise problems for probabilistic Turing machines with a probability of 0.5 are in PP or P-SPACE...
Hahahaha.

Wait. You do not want to humiliated by over-achieving teenager???

It gets better. I promise. Practice, exposure..
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Old 22.12.2020, 12:35
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Wait. You do not want to humiliated by over-achieving teenager???
Now you put it like that, as long as I've got a safe word it could be something I'd get into.
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Wait. There are people using LinkedIn?
I shared 2 open positions on private groups on Linkedin in the last few weeks
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I shared 2 open positions on private groups on Linkedin in the last few weeks
Dang it! Does any of them involve glitter glue, cheerleading pompons, black slopes or merangue with cream????

I'm missing out big times, thanks, guys.
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Old 22.12.2020, 13:31
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Dang it! Does any of them involve glitter glue, cheerleading pompons, black slopes or merangue with cream????

I missing out big times, thanks, guys.
Not really, jobs in geoscience are not sexy, at most copious amounts of alcohol ingestion are possible.

The point is that this info is not available even if paying for linkedin. I see linkedin as a long term project, if you use it when looking for a job.....it's too late for socializing, tip sharing or whatever.
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Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Germany: 29 EUR/month

Monthly Premium plan if you are located in Switzerland: 38 CHF=35 EUR/month

It's only 6 EUR/month more, but it's very annoying that they increase the price just because of the myth that "people in Switzerland earn more" (which is not always true). And they apply a 19% VAT, which I think is wrong.
I mean it's just a website, they don't have any additional cost by serving Swiss customers.

Yet another ripoff caused by geolocation...
This is nothing new and it is the same with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube Premium and all sorts of other online subscription services. The price is adjusted for the economy of the country.

Linkedin is some real social media BS though, I don't know why anyone would pay for it.
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Old 27.12.2020, 10:03
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Linkedin is some real social media BS though, I don't know why anyone would pay for it.
I didn't know it was an option until I saw this thread. Always assumed they made their money through advertising like everybody else in that world. What additional products or services do you get from a subscription?
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I didn't know it was an option until I saw this thread. Always assumed they made their money through advertising like everybody else in that world. What additional products or services do you get from a subscription?
A lot of mostly BS and spammy features like "unlimited messaging" and access to additional job listings and business information.

It's basically Facebook for the business world, except it thinks it has things that it believes you think are worth paying for due to the business and employment-related nature of it.

I'm not saying it's not useful to anyone... but I can't think of many ways it provides value unless maybe you are a new/small business owner looking to expand your contacts or you just started your own company as a contractor and are looking to maybe find contacts quickly. *shrugs*
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