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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

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Okay. So if the item(s) is being shipped by amazon (but sold by a third party seller), any VAT or customs should be automatically tallied and included in the order?

Now I'm going to go in and look to see if I can figure out where that tent came from. Okay, I just looked and it says this:

"Sold by Geader Direct and Fulfilled by Amazon."
Hmm interesting, I just added two things from Geader Direct to my basket that came to over 80chf and it definitely calculates and adds the import duties in my checkout page:

Order Summary
Items: CHF 84.79
Postage & Packing: CHF 0.00
Import Fees Deposit: CHF 6.80
Exchange rate guarantee fee: CHF 1.37
Order Total: CHF 92.96

So I am not sure why it wasn't applied in your case. Sorry.

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Old 06.08.2021, 16:58
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Hmm interesting, I just added two things from Geader Direct to my basket that came to over 80chf and it definitely calculates and adds the import duties in my checkout page:

Order Summary
Items: CHF 84.79
Postage & Packing: CHF 0.00
Import Fees Deposit: CHF 6.80
Exchange rate guarantee fee: CHF 1.37
Order Total: CHF 92.96

So I am not sure why it was applied in your case. Sorry.
Wait. I guess I'm a bit confused by what you wrote, then. Didn't it also calculate and add the import fees when I added the tent from that same seller to my cart, when it showed the following in my total?:

Import Fees Deposit: €5.72

Or are we just confusing each other?
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Old 06.08.2021, 18:28
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Where is Amazon

Why Amazon is not in Switzerland ?
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Because it’s in Brazil, and Peru and Colombia …
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Why Amazon is not in Switzerland ?
I don't know, don't really care but am down on my knees - praise the lord!
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Old 06.08.2021, 19:03
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Wait. I guess I'm a bit confused by what you wrote, then. Didn't it also calculate and add the import fees when I added the tent from that same seller to my cart, when it showed the following in my total?:

Import Fees Deposit: €5.72

Or are we just confusing each other?
What I meant was that it should have also done it automatically for you and I don't know why you were charged unless a mistake was made by customs.
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Why Amazon is not in Switzerland ?
You can't do a basic search to use the big existing thread? https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...itzerland.html
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Old 06.08.2021, 19:21
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Re: Where is Amazon

What do you care, you don't live in Switzerland.


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If you don't care, what are you praising the lord for?
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Why Amazon is not in Switzerland ?
I just heard on the news that the amazon has shrunk by an area of 5 times canton Zurich
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What do you care, you don't live in Switzerland.
I want to buy stuff cheap and have user friendly UI.

Galaxus and digitec are so hopelessly lost in time, with that depressing UI and inability to find anything.

I assume Amazon is being blocked on the basis that few Swiss are scared big corp to destroy their market ?
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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

Amazon is not being ‘blocked’. It’s their decision not to set up a Swiss version. Mind you Amazon dot de sees some value here by offering English language and pricing that removes de VAT and replaces it with CH 7.7%
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Old 06.08.2021, 22:12
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I want to buy stuff cheap and have user friendly UI.

Galaxus and digitec are so hopelessly lost in time, with that depressing UI and inability to find anything.

I assume Amazon is being blocked on the basis that few Swiss are scared big corp to destroy their market ?
Ever had a look at microspot.ch?
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Ever had a look at microspot.ch?
No. UI looks much better, but no English. Seriously, it's 2021, neural networks and AI can drive cars. How difficult is to integrate deepl.com to at least roughly translate to English.
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Amazon is not being ‘blocked’. It’s their decision not to set up a Swiss version. Mind you Amazon dot de sees some value here by offering English language and pricing that removes de VAT and replaces it with CH 7.7%
Yes I use it, however there are two problems:

1. Lots of sellers do not ship to CH

2. Shipping companies rip you off by making an admin fee charge equal to 7.7% vat

Ordered few items around 300chf, was forced to pay ~15%
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Old 06.08.2021, 22:40
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No. UI looks much better, but no English. Seriously, it's 2021, neural networks and AI can drive cars. How difficult is to integrate deepl.com to at least roughly translate to English.
rofl. Use it then as it's so easy.
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rofl. Use it then as it's so easy.
I can't read it, how can I use it ?
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No. UI looks much better, but no English. Seriously, it's 2021, neural networks and AI can drive cars. How difficult is to integrate deepl.com to at least roughly translate to English.
How difficult is it to google translate a website yourself?
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How difficult is it to google translate a website yourself?
Total nonsense
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Total nonsense
You seem like a smart chap.
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You seem like a smart chap.
Sure, but still it's a bit orthogonal to my question.
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