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Obi is the least generous? It's a 10chf discount with no minimum spend vs an 11chf discount with 70chf minimum spend at Lidl. Obi is way better due to the no minimum spend... as long as you have one within a reasonable distance of course. Sadly it's a 40 minute round trip by public transport for me so no chance would I go out of my way for that kind of peanuts saving.

I'll just wait to see if Aldi have one last deal or pay the extra 10chf at my local petrol station. Next year I will bear in mind that early December is the best time to buy.
There is a 100CHF minimum spend at OBI
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Sadly it's a 40 minute round trip by public transport for me so no chance would I go out of my way for that kind of peanuts saving.
Why would you take public transport if you have a car or motorbike? Or is the vignstte for a Valentine's Day gift?
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"with a minimum purchase of CHF 100.-".

Why would you take public transport if you have a car or motorbike? Or is the vignstte for a Valentine's Day gift?
Ahh my bad sorry, I completely missed the 100chf minimum spend as it wasn't in the Preispirat title like usual. In that case none of the deals are worth it for me and I will just wait to see if Aldi do another before the month is out. Otherwise I will just buy one from the petrol station close to my house.

As for why I am not taking my car on a 40 minute trip into busy Zurich to save a whopping 10chf on a vignette, I will assume that was a light-hearted rhetorical question.
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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

Tons of deals at melectronics at the moment guys, you can find summaries on Preispirat.ch https://www.preispirat.ch/

I suggest checking Preispirat.ch regularly, it's a useful site and you always can share anything special you find here in this thread.
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COVID medical masks (IIR) are on sale Friday the 29th and Saturday 30th at ALDI for CHF 4.89 for a box of 50 masks.
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Old 21.01.2021, 17:25
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COVID medical masks (IIR) are on sale Friday the 29th and Saturday 30th at ALDI for CHF 4.89 for a box of 50 masks.



That's because they'll be worthless soon when everybody has to wear FFP2 masks (or what they're called), just like in Germany.
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That's because they'll be worthless soon when everybody has to wear FFP2 masks (or what they're called), just like in Germany.
Not sure we will have to do that soon. Still, I'm looking to buy some just in case.

But Aldi is German and they are trying to get rid of their masks here while they can for - I suspect - exactly the reasons you mentioned.
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Old 21.01.2021, 19:03
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That's because they'll be worthless soon when everybody has to wear FFP2 masks (or what they're called), just like in Germany.
I just ordered 60 FFP2/N95 from here in anticipation of this because you know stocks will disappear in the blink of an eye if and when they become mandatory! https://safemask.ch/onlineshop/

Total price was 115chf, cheaper than other places I saw for CE certified, SGS tested masks. I haven't received them yet though.
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Old 21.01.2021, 21:41
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I just ordered 60 FFP2/N95 from here in anticipation of this because you know stocks will disappear in the blink of an eye if and when they become mandatory! https://safemask.ch/onlineshop/

Total price was 115chf, cheaper than other places I saw for CE certified, SGS tested masks. I haven't received them yet though.
Sorry to be a pain.
I noticed they claim (I'm using the YX152 mask example, the webiste is a bit "nervous" and it takes some scrolling to it) one mask costs Fr. 1.62/pc without VAT and Fr. 1.75 incl. VAT. A pack of 20 Fr. 34.90
But when you place an order then go on to payments they charge you the Fr. 34.90 per box PLUS VAT.

I may be nitpicking here and yes, they would still be cheap but a website that is unknown to me that provides me with false prices may also provide me with false quality-info.
Does the "only until 21.1.2021" change daily too?
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I just ordered 60 FFP2/N95 from here in anticipation of this because you know stocks will disappear in the blink of an eye if and when they become mandatory! https://safemask.ch/onlineshop/
I am not exactly worried, if and when they do become mandatory they should be freely available or else the government has to extend a grace period.
You can't mandate something when there are no stocks of them in the country.
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That's because they'll be worthless soon when everybody has to wear FFP2 masks (or what they're called), just like in Germany.
I believe it's only Bavaria where FFP2 masks are mandatory. Germany did just change the rules on masks and now cloth masks are forbidden in shops and on public transport (except long-distance trains).

FFP2 masks are now mandatory only for staff in nursing homes.

https://www.thelocal.de/20210120/wha...port-and-shops
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Old 24.01.2021, 18:26
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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

Aldi is getting in on the FFP2 sales. As of yesterday they are selling boxes of 50 FFP2 masks for CHF 50.-


Here is a Google EN translation of a LeMatin article and the article link.

From Saturday (24.01), the discounter will offer the box of 50 masks for 50 francs. An unbeatable price on the Swiss market.

The price war around FFP2 masks has started in Switzerland. Indeed, Aldi will sell on Saturday the box of 50 masks for 50 francs, or for 1 franc the mask. An unbeatable price in the country since Migros and Coop offer them for example between 4 and 5 francs a piece.

As a reminder, FFP2 masks are the most filtering masks on the market, since they block 94% of aerosols, the finest particles (around 0.6 micrometers). Theoretically reserved for caregivers, their purpose is to protect the person wearing them, in particularly risky situations. For this, they conform to the shape of the face and do not yawn, unlike other masks. (The article is not quite correct because there is the FFP3 mask which filters 99%)

Faced with the emergence of more contagious variants of the coronavirus, Austria and Bavaria have decided to impose FFP2 in shops and transport. Switzerland is also considering doing the same, but the measure is causing criticism, given the price of the masks. For many doctors and scientists, while it is essential in the medical world, it is not most of the time for the general public.

But the demand is there, underlines Aldi, and it is constantly increasing. The discounter also specifies that all of its staff will be equipped for work free of charge.

What about the classic mask?
The ones that everyone wears are called “surgical masks”. Also from the medical field, these plastic masks (polypropylene) have burst into our lives with the Covid. Almost everyone now knows that they are worn white face to the face and blue to the outside.

Unlike FFP2, the surgical mask is not primarily intended to protect the wearer, but to prevent it from infecting those around it. If everyone wears it, it can therefore provide collective protection. The surgical mask blocks at least 95% of the 3 micron particles. Like the FFP2, it is advisable not to wear it for more than four hours.


Link: https://www.lematin.ch/story/aldi-la...2-784324631879
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Old 24.01.2021, 20:20
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Aldi is getting in on the FFP2 sales. As of yesterday they are selling boxes of 50 FFP2 masks for CHF 50.-


Here is a Google EN translation of a LeMatin article and the article link.

From Saturday (24.01), the discounter will offer the box of 50 masks for 50 francs. An unbeatable price on the Swiss market.

The price war around FFP2 masks has started in Switzerland. Indeed, Aldi will sell on Saturday the box of 50 masks for 50 francs, or for 1 franc the mask. An unbeatable price in the country since Migros and Coop offer them for example between 4 and 5 francs a piece.

As a reminder, FFP2 masks are the most filtering masks on the market, since they block 94% of aerosols, the finest particles (around 0.6 micrometers). Theoretically reserved for caregivers, their purpose is to protect the person wearing them, in particularly risky situations. For this, they conform to the shape of the face and do not yawn, unlike other masks. (The article is not quite correct because there is the FFP3 mask which filters 99%)

Faced with the emergence of more contagious variants of the coronavirus, Austria and Bavaria have decided to impose FFP2 in shops and transport. Switzerland is also considering doing the same, but the measure is causing criticism, given the price of the masks. For many doctors and scientists, while it is essential in the medical world, it is not most of the time for the general public.

But the demand is there, underlines Aldi, and it is constantly increasing. The discounter also specifies that all of its staff will be equipped for work free of charge.

What about the classic mask?
The ones that everyone wears are called “surgical masks”. Also from the medical field, these plastic masks (polypropylene) have burst into our lives with the Covid. Almost everyone now knows that they are worn white face to the face and blue to the outside.

Unlike FFP2, the surgical mask is not primarily intended to protect the wearer, but to prevent it from infecting those around it. If everyone wears it, it can therefore provide collective protection. The surgical mask blocks at least 95% of the 3 micron particles. Like the FFP2, it is advisable not to wear it for more than four hours.


Link: https://www.lematin.ch/story/aldi-la...2-784324631879
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That is a crazy good price and way below market price! I wonder if there will be any left tomorrow because I imagine people will buy them in bulk.
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That is a crazy good price and way below market price! I wonder if there will be any left tomorrow because I imagine people will buy them in bulk.
I was in a store late afternoon on Saturday and did not see them (was not looking specifically and the staff were just wearing the regular masks) but I would go early on Monday if interested because the first shipment will probably suffer from the toilet paper "folly".
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I was in a store late afternoon on Saturday and did not see them (was not looking specifically and the staff were just wearing the regular masks) but I would go early on Monday if interested because the first shipment will probably suffer from the toilet paper "folly".
Yeah they are open super early so I may pop down and see if I can grab 50.

EDIT - All out of stock, they (unsurprisingly) sold out on the day. Ahh, next time...

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yeah they are open super early so i may pop down and see if i can grab 50.

Edit - all out of stock, they (unsurprisingly) sold out on the day. Ahh, next time...
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COVID medical masks (IIR) are on sale Friday the 29th and Saturday 30th at ALDI for CHF 4.89 for a box of 50 masks.
I'm the sucker who snapped up the Aldi box a few months back for (I think) CHF 49.
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Old 26.01.2021, 09:55
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That is a crazy good price and way below market price! I wonder if there will be any left tomorrow because I imagine people will buy them in bulk.
Well guys, it seems that sometimes The Gods do smile upon us. I just received my order of FFP2 / N95 masks from Safemask.ch and instead of the 60 masks I paid for, they have very generously sent me 120. That makes it 90r per mask... wtf!

I just tried one on and they are all individually wrapped in their own plastic bag and seem VERY high quality and premium... they are built like tanks with very strong straps. I doubt these are easy to break unlike the crappy blue masks. https://safemask.ch/onlineshop/ExiIn...Cft-p281957393

Very happy.

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Well guys, it seems that sometimes The Gods do smile upon us. I just received my order of FFP2 / N95 masks from Safemask.ch and instead of the 60 masks I paid for, they have very generously sent me 120. That makes it 90r per mask... wtf!

I just tried one on and they are all individually wrapped in their own plastic bag and seem VERY high quality and premium... they are built like tanks with very strong straps. I doubt these are easy to break unlike the crappy blue masks. https://safemask.ch/onlineshop/ExiIn...Cft-p281957393

Very happy.

I love their "all lives matter" tagline. It's just so Swiss to steal an alt-right slogan without understanding it.
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The Migros have their own-brand SNOW CHAINS on offer at 50% off! Timing is everything ...
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