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Outdoor equipment shops

Bloody irritating! For example, Baechli sports, they have 5.35 million people working there, one worker every few meters. They dive in like Eagles with the non-stop "Can I help you" etc.

My last visit, I had to say to 10 different workers that I am ok and don't need any help. Maybe have fewer workers and reduce the price on overpriced outdoor gear!
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Old 27.09.2021, 10:18
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Re: Outdoor equipment shops

Fun thing is that's there's a Bächli Outlet in Aarau Gais Center where everything is piled up, no employees in sight

PS. I'm getting new ski boots there, I'd rather have the support of one overzealous employee.

PS 2: There are also Ochsner Sport outlets, two of them. One in Schonenwerd (Solothurn) and other one in Murgenthal (Aargau). The one in Murgenthal is in the middle of nowhere and has the lowest prices.

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Bloody irritating! For example, Baechli sports, they have 5.35 million people working there, one worker every few meters. They dive in like Eagles with the non-stop "Can I help you" etc.

My last visit, I had to say to 10 different workers that I am ok and don't need any help. Maybe have fewer workers and reduce the price on overpriced outdoor gear!
Never has been my experience at Baechli much less anywhere in CH, nothing like a visit to a Gap or Banana Republic in the US

The pricier a store can be, I notice they come at least once (Mammut or Pfister) and then they wait
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Old 27.09.2021, 11:15
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Fun thing is that's there's a Bächli Outlet in Aarau Gais Center where everything is piled up, no employees in sight

PS. I'm getting new ski boots there, I'd rather have the support of one overzealous employee.

PS 2: There are also Ochsner Sport outlets, two of them. One in Schonenwerd (Solothurn) and other one in Murgenthal (Aargau). The one in Murgenthal is in the middle of nowhere and has the lowest prices.
For quality would I suggest Transa, they have a big shop in ZH Europaallee and an outlet behind HB.

For price:
- Ottos has several sport outlets.
- the outlet village in Landquart (close to Chur) has loads of outdoor gear for much better prices than any of the Swiss retailers. From top end like Mammut and Norrona all the way to more "budget" brands.
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Old 27.09.2021, 11:28
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They dive in like Eagles with the non-stop "Can I help you" etc.
They normally reserve the pounce for those who look like shoplifters.
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Old 27.09.2021, 14:12
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They normally reserve the pounce for those who look like shoplifters.

Speaking from experience? It was not that, they were doing it to everyone.
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For quality would I suggest Transa, they have a big shop in ZH Europaallee and an outlet behind HB.

For price:
- Ottos has several sport outlets.
- the outlet village in Landquart (close to Chur) has loads of outdoor gear for much better prices than any of the Swiss retailers. From top end like Mammut and Norrona all the way to more "budget" brands.
+1 on the Lanquart outlets of Norrona, Arxteryx. The problem is that unless you are Small or XL, there's not much in stock, but their online stores also have outlet sections with practically the same stuff and more sizes.
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Old 27.09.2021, 15:35
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Bloody irritating! For example, Baechli sports, they have 5.35 million people working there, one worker every few meters. They dive in like Eagles with the non-stop "Can I help you" etc.

My last visit, I had to say to 10 different workers that I am ok and don't need any help. Maybe have fewer workers and reduce the price on overpriced outdoor gear!
It takes a lot of people to keep a flock of goats under control in a shop where they are normally not expected. I'd say client is still king in that shop.
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I find Arxteryx an overpriced brand even after discounts.
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I was hoping that this thread would lead me to a good shop for finding a kayak/small canoe in the Geneva/Vaud area. If there are any recommendations... I'll gladly be pounced on.
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I was hoping that this thread would lead me to a good shop for finding a kayak/small canoe in the Geneva/Vaud area. If there are any recommendations... I'll gladly be pounced on.
I got my kayak at Decathlon and I am sure they got some stores in GE/VD. Depends on what you are looking for, I am very happy with my Bic Yakkair inflatable - very stable and basically made like the SUPs...
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+1 on the Lanquart outlets of Norrona, Arxteryx. The problem is that unless you are Small or XL, there's not much in stock, but their online stores also have outlet sections with practically the same stuff and more sizes.
Agree, Sometimes you can come across M or L in these but normally it is XS or XXL. For the hassle of going to Landquart (travel/potential traffic on Sundays), easier to shop around online and if you are sure on your size - German websites.
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I got my kayak at Decathlon and I am sure they got some stores in GE/VD. Depends on what you are looking for, I am very happy with my Bic Yakkair inflatable - very stable and basically made like the SUPs...
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