Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28.02.2012, 13:52
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Basel
Posts: 41
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
nivor has no particular reputation at present
French/German Supermarkets that deliver to Basel

Hi, does anyone know or use any French or German supermarkets that deliver to Basel? Are they allowed to do this?

If so, any links to the online supermarkets?

Cheers
Nik
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 28.02.2012, 15:56
adrianlondon's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 9,131
Groaned at 170 Times in 153 Posts
Thanked 25,643 Times in 6,892 Posts
adrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: French/German Supermarkets that deliver to Basel

I think the import duties will kill them. It's only because of the personal allowance (taking food yourself over the border) that it becomes cost effective.

However, that doesn't mean there aren't any, I just don't know of any. Marktkauf put a multi-page advert in my letterbox each week, but there's no delivery option.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 28.02.2012, 16:26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: French/German Supermarkets that deliver to Basel

Quote:
View Post
Hi, does anyone know or use any French or German supermarkets that deliver to Basel? Are they allowed to do this?
The French haven't even caught on to supermarket delivery in their own country yet, let alone cross-border. I can't imagine it happening in the near or medium-term future.

Whether they'd be allowed to is a moot point - they'd have to declare everything on every trip, with detailed paperwork for all goods, so the amount of work and time involved would be prohibitive, not to mention import duties.

And I imagine the same would be true in Germany.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 28.02.2012, 16:40
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: At home
Posts: 4,167
Groaned at 208 Times in 133 Posts
Thanked 6,403 Times in 2,719 Posts
Faltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond reputeFaltrad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: French/German Supermarkets that deliver to Basel

Quote:
View Post
Hi, does anyone know or use any French or German supermarkets that deliver to Basel?
Home deliveries are urban services. Very well developed in big French cities but not in rural areas. From a French perspective, Sundgau is not a big city (kind of the French Vladivostok but smaller) and the Swiss regulations know exactly how to stop dumping prizes imports from next door.
Big supermarkets have drive-ins, you send your order in advance and you pick it up all prepared for you. One of us here should ask the supermarkets in Saint Louis if they do that.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 28.02.2012, 18:04
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zürich
Posts: 26
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
MonikaR has no particular reputation at present
Re: French/German Supermarkets that deliver to Basel

That would be a very good idea. Anybody interessted in delivering to the Zurich area too? There would be a very big market. Beeing German and (French) Swiss, I do miss those French products.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 28.02.2012, 18:23
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: French/German Supermarkets that deliver to Basel

Quote:
View Post
Big supermarkets have drive-ins, you send your order in advance and you pick it up all prepared for you. One of us here should ask the supermarkets in Saint Louis if they do that.
They do offer this service at Géant St. Louis. http://www.mescoursescasino.fr/Pages/Index.aspx

Never used it myself; never seen the point. Shopping, for me, is all about looking round to see what's on offer, looks good, catches my attention, makes me salivate, inspires me to revisit an old favourite recipe, etc. etc. Packing the stuff in the car and then unpacking, moving it to fridge/cupboards are the only parts of the process I find a chore.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 29.02.2012, 14:37
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: French/German Supermarkets that deliver to Basel

Quote:
View Post
One of us here should ask the supermarkets in Saint Louis if they do that.
So I answered your question, then you go ahead and red-blob me for 'French-Bashing'. Thanks. Thanks a bundle.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 29.02.2012, 20:34
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 11,606
Groaned at 571 Times in 484 Posts
Thanked 20,877 Times in 10,964 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: French/German Supermarkets that deliver to Basel

Quote:
So I answered your question, then you go ahead and red-blob me for 'French-Bashing'. Thanks. Thanks a bundle.
Take it as a compliment or assume he/she/it is colour blind
Reply With Quote
Reply




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
German supermarkets from Zurich Fergico Food and drink 5 26.08.2014 22:11
[German/French] Certified English-German/French Translators in Geneva? George Chernikov Language corner 1 05.01.2014 11:27
Are there any online stores for Lawn Mowers that deliver? kevlegs Daily life 7 13.04.2009 09:26
Tandem French-German in Basel quiberon2 Language corner 0 19.09.2008 00:20
French & German Lesson Info Needed. [Basel] Kadier Language corner 8 01.02.2008 17:58


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:12.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0