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Old 19.05.2018, 18:50
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You have metal teeth
got a few amalgam fillings left but generally not.
If that colour sticks to metal I don't even want to imagine what it does to tooth enamel
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Old 01.06.2018, 13:52
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Porsche doesn't sell new cars in Europe as of today.
http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/sto...-mehr-10397246
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Old 01.06.2018, 14:04
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Can't read the link being in German, plus some sort of thing I need to click on to access anyway, but I can't see anything on Porsche's UK website about it. What are they going to do then? Just sell old ones?
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Old 01.06.2018, 14:14
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Can't read the link being in German, plus some sort of thing I need to click on to access anyway, but I can't see anything on Porsche's UK website about it. What are they going to do then? Just sell old ones?
you can see it in the configurator only. and yes, only sell cars in stock or old ones.
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Old 01.06.2018, 14:21
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Its only temporary i.e not in my lifetime

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Old 01.06.2018, 20:22
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Can't read the link being in German, plus some sort of thing I need to click on to access anyway, but I can't see anything on Porsche's UK website about it. What are they going to do then? Just sell old ones?

https://sputniknews.com/business/201...les-in-europe/
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Old 03.06.2018, 19:22
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Porsche doesn't sell new cars in Europe as of today.
http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/sto...-mehr-10397246
Smart move from the industry. If others follow, German politicians have a problem.
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Old 03.06.2018, 19:41
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My hairdryer is working.
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Old 03.06.2018, 20:16
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My hairdryer is working.
yep, that would be a problem for me too
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Old 03.06.2018, 20:59
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My moelleux au chocolate are too cocolatey. Écoeurant.
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Old 07.06.2018, 11:07
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My summer wardrobe is looking rather threadbare so I logged on to my favorite US retailer's website for a big ol' shopping spree.

Only to find that, thanks to the GDPR, they no longer allow access to customers resident in the EEA.

As if losing access to the Chicago Tribune, the Atlantic, and a whole host of news sites weren't bad enough...

Thanks GDPR.


(Actually, OH really does say 'thanks' and means it. Thats many tens of thousands of dollars saved. )
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My summer wardrobe is looking rather threadbare so I logged on to my favorite US retailer's website for a big ol' shopping spree.

Only to find that, thanks to the GDPR, they no longer allow access to customers resident in the EEA.

As if losing access to the Chicago Tribune, the Atlantic, and a whole host of news sites weren't bad enough...

Thanks GDPR.


(Actually, OH really does say 'thanks' and means it. Thats many tens of thousands of dollars saved. )
You might be able to get by with a browser extension to hide your IP, if they haven't blocked that. I also tried a trusted news source recently and the whole site is blocked. It wasn't even a pop-up. It was a white page with black text explaining that due to GDPR they were not allowing any access to customers in Europe.

It seems they're all lumping CH in with EU to be on the safe side.
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My summer wardrobe is looking rather threadbare so I logged on to my favorite US retailer's website for a big ol' shopping spree.
Which retailer is it? Curious for my own records (finding an online retailer in the states with cheap international shipping has been a bit of a pain)

Anyway, you can get around regional blocks with a vps. They only cost ~2-3CHF a month and are pretty easy to set up.
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Old 07.06.2018, 13:18
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Which retailer is it?
JJill.



As of this morning Landsend, Talbots and Nordstrom still allow European traffic.

(Scuttles off to place an order before it's too late.)

I'm in the States quite often, but usually only for a long weekend, so there is never any time - or inclination - for bricks and mortar shopping. I order in advance of a trip home, the boxes are waiting for me when I arrive. US retailers are very generous with returns, so I never worry about fit or satisfaction.

Shipping to Switzerland is expensive from most stores, so I save that for heavy items like sheets and towels from Landsend.

Blocking European customers will seriously, and literally, crimp my style. In almost 20 years here, I have not found a Swiss retailer I like for quality casual clothes.

(Any recommendations for German or French stores? I hate shopping, so rely on online purchasing.)

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Old 07.06.2018, 15:03
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Out of curiosity I checked a few sites too. JCPenney blocks. Macy's doesn't (yet).

Bit of an overreaction by the retailers, I think. I'm like meloncollie - I tend to order online and ship to a U.S. address. There's no reason to block me just because I'm in Switzerland.
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Which retailer is it? Curious for my own records (finding an online retailer in the states with cheap international shipping has been a bit of a pain)

Anyway, you can get around regional blocks with a vps. They only cost ~2-3CHF a month and are pretty easy to set up.

And who has cheap international shipping, please?
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Old 07.06.2018, 17:53
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.....It seems they're all lumping CH in with EU to be on the safe side.
Yeah, Switzerland pops in and out the EU however it suits the world
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Old 07.06.2018, 17:57
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Swarms of mosquitos dancing one meter above ground - we desperately need swallow here!

Mosquitos doing that usually means, there is a thunder-storm coming. None in sight. Should I tell them?

18.18h: I told them. They left!
curley - the insect-whisperer

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Re: The First World Problem Thread

ETA:

LLBean offers free standard shipping to Switzerland on orders over 100. Now that's a bargain.



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How do you define reasonable?

Most stores set the shipping cost by the order total.

I tend to look at the whole package. US prices tend to be lower to start with, plus I usually buy on sale, so that's an additional 20, 30, 50% off. The cost of shipping then isn't much of a factor, as my total is still quite a savings over buying in Switzerland - if I could even find what I want here, which I generally can't.

FYI, stores that use Borderfree can offer the option to pre-pay customs duty, which generally turns out to be a good deal, as you then often avoid the Swiss Post or private carrier administrative fees.

(Borderfree must be not be too happy with this latest GDPR wrinkle, as they stand to lose a good chunk of business if Europeans can't purchase in the US.)

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Old 09.06.2018, 09:49
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I got a big problem. I went to the Volg. Thankfully this miserable overpriced Lade is no longer in my village but I was in a neighbouring one under instructions to buy some strawberries. The sign said, 500 grams for 5 franks. Obviously with too much time on my hands, I weighed some of the boxes. 420 grams, 430 grams, 390 grams and so on. All of them under, not one even within 10 percent margin of error. I mentioned this to the Volg lady, was met with a shrug and yeh well, you know, its hard to get them exact, being strawberries and all.She said that they might mention it to the farmer. Is that even legal ? I bought them anyway, muttering under my breath about the filthy Volg and the Farmers in cahoots, grifters and ripoff merchants the lot of them. For the record, yesterday, with still too much time on my hands, I was in migros. I satrted weighing punnets of berries and what do you know, every single one over the stated weight (albiet with damage, mushy bits and so on). You just cant win over here.
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