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Old 20.03.2019, 08:13
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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

Bizzarrely, after ages of me not able to get a huge and heavy microwave delivered by Amazon (I had checked multiple times and they never delivered to Switzerland), they all of a sudden unlocked the option to ship to Switzerland... for free! I am talking a huge and heavy-ass Bauknecht microwave oven that weighs around 30KG. For free. https://www.amazon.de/Bauknecht-MW-1...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Literally no rhyme or reason to it... not that I'm complaining.
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Old 20.03.2019, 10:53
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Bizzarrely, after ages of me not able to get a huge and heavy microwave delivered by Amazon (I had checked multiple times and they never delivered to Switzerland), they all of a sudden unlocked the option to ship to Switzerland... for free! I am talking a huge and heavy-ass Bauknecht microwave oven that weighs around 30KG. For free. https://www.amazon.de/Bauknecht-MW-1...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Literally no rhyme or reason to it... not that I'm complaining.
So no doubt your ordered it and we will hear all about you trying to return it because you noticed it lacked a feature you absolutely need.
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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

Hi all,

Is there an option that I can declare an Amazon order to a German address across the border and pick it up? I live in Basel.

I remember some people did it but I cannot find somewhere how it can be done.

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Old 23.03.2019, 21:10
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Re: Amazon Prime [delivery] coming to Switzerland

Hi

Las Burg in Weil am Rhein. Set up an account and they will give you a mailing address. Use this address for Amazon and do your order. You will get an email from Las Burg when your package has arrived.

Sometimes it feels like half of Basel use Las Burg but they are very efficient.

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Hi all,

Is there an option that I can declare an Amazon order to a German address across the border and pick it up? I live in Basel.

I remember some people did it but I cannot find somewhere how it can be done.

Thanks,
Not only third parties, but Amazon itself provides this. See https://www.amazon.de/b?ie=UTF8&node=11498162031 and let it find the location closest to you.
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Thanks a lot to both of you!
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It depends on which amazon site you go to as they all seem to have different policies with regards to fre shipping.
I have certainly had to pay for shipping for stuff bought directly from amazon on both the UK and .fr site.
It seems to depend also on what you purchase and how much you spend. Small orders seem to attract a postage fee. Orders of several items trigger free postage.

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If Amazon.fr doesn't ship to Switzerland, I have them deliver it to the post office in Divonne.
However you're paying French VAT like that. Have you (or has anyone) tried to claim the French VAT back on these orders, following confirmed export (invoice stamped at customs) into Switzerland via non-commercial passenger traffic?
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However you're paying French VAT like that. Have you (or has anyone) tried to claim the French VAT back on these orders, following confirmed export (invoice stamped at customs) into Switzerland via non-commercial passenger traffic?
No I haven’t tried. Wasn’t worth the hassle.
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Old 05.08.2019, 21:58
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No I haven’t tried. Wasn’t worth the hassle.
I assume the 175€ minimum for getting the tax back in France also applies to internet orders?
We’ve never bothered either.
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I assume the 175€ minimum for getting the tax back in France also applies to internet orders?
Presumably only if you exit the EU via France. People who are close enough can exit via Germany and get it stamped, however whether Amazon (France) issue a refund is what I don't know.
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Old 06.08.2019, 08:33
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Presumably only if you exit the EU via France. People who are close enough can exit via Germany and get it stamped, however whether Amazon (France) issue a refund is what I don't know.
It’s not the country which you exit via that counts but the country where the purchase are made and the tax paid. France has a minimum spend of 175€ before VAT can be reclaimed so entering Switzerland via Germany would make no difference at all.
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France has a minimum spend of 175€ before VAT can be reclaimed so entering Switzerland via Germany would make no difference at all.
That's a shame, I guess I'll be sticking mainly to the German site instead, unless of course its a low value purchase and/or private market place seller sending from France to Switzerland in which case there's no tax.
Whilst Germany still has no minimum spend.
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