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Old 15.01.2018, 16:52
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What can be so important that you NEED it the next day? I'm guessing pretty much nothing.

Also, not next year, plenty of Swiss companies that deliver within one day. Or same day even.

Things aren't that complicated really.
I didn't just say next day, I said next week.

It's things you probably don't need or pay a little man to get them for you.

Things like spare parts for a garden strimmer, a drain non-return valve for a dishwasher, a pressure-reducing valve, a particular type of hinge, and many other things I really can't be bothered to list.
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Old 15.01.2018, 16:56
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I didn't just say next day, I said next week.

It's things you probably don't need or pay a little man to get them for you.

Things like spare parts for a garden strimmer, a drain non-return valve for a dishwasher, a pressure-reducing valve, a particular type of hinge, and many other things I really can't be bothered to list.

Oh now you have to tell me your hinge supplier, extra points for the fancy shmancy ones.
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Old 15.01.2018, 17:26
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Because small market and non-EU.

Never quite figured out what the problem is though. They deliver a fair bit of stuff here, and if you can't be bothered to go to Germany to pick up an item you ordered, just order it in a Swiss shop instead.
I find it utterly bizarre that you are questioning why anyone would want things delivered to them quickly to the comfort of their own home without needing to go to Germany. In fact the way you casually say: "If you can't be bothered to to to German to pick up an item you ordered", as though that is the most normal thing in the world, is ludicrous even by your usual standards. Why would anyone who didn't live right next to the border want to travel 1-2 hours to Germany unless there was a significant cost saving involved, or it was an important item that was otherwise literally impossible to get? The mind boggles.
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Old 15.01.2018, 17:37
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What can be so important that you NEED it the next day? I'm guessing pretty much nothing.
An item which I needed the very same day and could only be sourced that fast from Germany: A motorcycle throttle cable.
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Old 15.01.2018, 18:50
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Oh now you have to tell me your hinge supplier, extra points for the fancy shmancy ones.
It's secret hinges for a secret door so I can't tell you!

But I waited three weeks for them as I'm not in a hurry for everything.

But I wished I lived a simpleton's life like Samaire13, or whatever she wrote.
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Because small market and non-EU.

Never quite figured out what the problem is though. They deliver a fair bit of stuff here, and if you can't be bothered to go to Germany to pick up an item you ordered, just order it in a Swiss shop instead.
It’s usually either;

A- can’t buy in Switzerland, so want to buy somewhere else like Amazon and have it delivered here

Or

B- don’t want to pay double for something just cos it’s from a Swiss shop
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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

UGH FFS hurry up Amazon and let me get everything sent here...
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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

For the first time, i have ordered something with delivery express on Amazon prime. Ordered on Saturday evening, shipped on Monday and received yesterday (Tuesday). That cost me 7.99 euro more than standard shipping.
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For the first time, i have ordered something with delivery express on Amazon prime. Ordered on Saturday evening, shipped on Monday and received yesterday (Tuesday). That cost me 7.99 euro more than standard shipping.
So what role did prime have on this?
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So what role did prime have on this?
it was a prime product.
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it was a prime product.
So the only benefit provided by prime was the item itself, not delivery cost. True?
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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

When you subscribe to Amazon prime you should get free delivery... I had it last year and got free delivery from Amazon.de for a lot of stuff.
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When you subscribe to Amazon prime you should get free delivery... I had it last year and got free delivery from Amazon.de for a lot of stuff.
To Switzerland? Really? And you are sure it was free only for Prime members?
Do you have an example?
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When you subscribe to Amazon prime you should get free delivery... I had it last year and got free delivery from Amazon.de for a lot of stuff.
yes, standard delivery is indeed free. this was my first express delivery order.
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To Switzerland? Really? And you are sure it was not free for non-prime members?
Do you have an example?
As far as I have seen, nothing is free to Switzerland for non-prime members from Amazon.de. If you see anything let me know.
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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

I've not read the entire thread, but I've bought stuff from Amazon.de and it's been delivered to me with no customs duty or the Swiss post fee.

I also buy from Amazon.it as it's often cheaper, and some things they will deliver to switzerland and others not, however I now use a service in Italy call "Indabox" and it's delivered to a local bar just over the border, meaning I can collect it any time until midnight. I've also had Barbour and M&S deliver there as well, though i appreciate if you're in the Swiss German or French part this may not be convenient, though I think similar services do exist.
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As far as I have seen, nothing is free to Switzerland for non-prime members from Amazon.de. If you see anything let me know.
This one I bought without being on Prime, delivered for free:

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00...A3JWKAKR8XB7XF

Also this:

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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When you subscribe to Amazon prime you should get free delivery... I had it last year and got free delivery from Amazon.de for a lot of stuff.
Was that for delivery to Switzerland?

When I try to register for Prime, I get the warning "Wichtig: Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Prime-Vorteile nur für Kunden in Deutschland und Österreich verfügbar sind."
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As far as I have seen, nothing is free to Switzerland for non-prime members from Amazon.de. If you see anything let me know.
I believe orders above a certain amount, which varies depending on the product, are delivered free without prime membership.
And all books are free delivery.

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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

Soon Swiss VAT will be charged by the online retailer so customs will have nothing to collect and Swiss Post will no longer be able to charge their exorbitant fee. I thought it very petty that they would add 3 centimes for advancing the money!

This should have come into force already but, surprise, surprise, Swiss Post couldn't get their systems in place so it's been pushed back to Jan 2019.
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