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Old 30.12.2007, 10:13
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Buying a new fridge

Our fridge has finally packed up completely and before we get a new one I need some advice.
Do we have to dispose of the old one ourselves?
If we have a new one delivered do they take the old one away? we thought we would just pick one up ourselves and put it in the boot of the car.
I have my milk etc out on the balcony as it is snowing at the present so need to get one soon.
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Old 30.12.2007, 10:37
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Re: Buying a new fridge

I think the price of any electric device in Switzerland includes the "vorgezogene Recyclinggebühr" which is a fee you pay up front to recycle the device at the end of its life.

Therefore I am tempted to say - return the old fridge to the store where you are buying the new fridge. They should be able to answer your questions about delivery or pickup.
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Re: Buying a new fridge

As tomcat say every electrical device in switzerland is sold with the recycling price included. This means you can take the old fridge to any electrical supplier and they have to take it regardless if you bought it there or not.

When we move house I took our old microwave to Fust and they took it no problem. I didn't buy a new one as we didn't use it that much anymore anyway. If transport is an issue I think if you buy it with Fust they would take the old one away at the same time.

I'm not sure how it is with the internet shops like netto24 but it could be that they do the same.
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