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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

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Drugs. Alot of drugs!
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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

Medicines like aspirin
Piccalilly
if you have big feet : shoes
if you like shoes in other colours than black and grey : shoes
if you like clothes in other colours than black and grey : clothes
if you are tall or fat : clothes
tampons and hygienic pads, unless you like them mini
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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

Personally I always bring OTCs (especially for my allergies, ibuprofen too). Also clothes and shoes. If you’re into crafting, know that yarn, cloth, paper products, stamps etc are all much less selection here and more expensive. If you have animals, look for any supplements or special toys/equipment you need as usually the brands are different here, and anything imported from the Us comes with a price tag. Spice mixes I always bring too. And my favorite gluten free stuff since having celiac disease in Switzerland is a nightmare.
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Old 03.09.2018, 16:30
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Gasoline, guns, and ammunition!

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Haven't you got more important things to worry about if you can save USD 5.-- on some over the counter weak pain medication, how many of these pills do you use in a year anyway !!

is it really a big saving to bring a bix box of pain medication, only to throw half or more of it away ?
Not speaking for the OP, bt Iknow I'm not the only person round here that does indeed use enough pain meds to justify getting them in bulk. A bottle of 1000 lasts one or two years, and the saving is huge - one small 12-pack of Ibuprofen is going to cost you at least ten francs here (anyone know more exactly?) so in two years I'd have had to spend ~1000 francs instead of 30.

And OTC pain meds don't go off. At all. It's perfectly safe, and effective, if you use them even when they're ten or twenty years past their use-by date; as long as they look OK, i.e. they haven't been exposed to damp or lots of direct sun to physically degrade the tablets, they're fine.
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A bottle of 1000 lasts one or two years, and the saving is huge - one small 12-pack of Ibuprofen is going to cost you at least ten francs here (anyone know more exactly?) so in two years I'd have had to spend ~1000 francs instead of 30.
I've just binned an empty 12 pack of Algifor ibuprofen and it was CHF 14.60.
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Not speaking for the OP, bt Iknow I'm not the only person round here that does indeed use enough pain meds to justify getting them in bulk. A bottle of 1000 lasts one or two years, and the saving is huge - one small 12-pack of Ibuprofen is going to cost you at least ten francs here (anyone know more exactly?) so in two years I'd have had to spend ~1000 francs instead of 30.

And OTC pain meds don't go off. At all. It's perfectly safe, and effective, if you use them even when they're ten or twenty years past their use-by date; as long as they look OK, i.e. they haven't been exposed to damp or lots of direct sun to physically degrade the tablets, they're fine.
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Old 03.09.2018, 17:00
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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

I second the aspirin/ibuprofin. I always pick up some liquid echinacea, fish oil capsules, cold meds, allergy meds and Antibiotic ointments + toothpaste. Costco/WalMart/Target are always a stop for me on the way to the airport.

But I solved the hot sauce issue with these guys: https://chilibaron.ch/

Though I do still require guests coming from the US to bring me a quart sized bottle of Tapatio!
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Not speaking for the OP, bt Iknow I'm not the only person round here that does indeed use enough pain meds to justify getting them in bulk. A bottle of 1000 lasts one or two years, and the saving is huge - one small 12-pack of Ibuprofen is going to cost you at least ten francs here (anyone know more exactly?) so in two years I'd have had to spend ~1000 francs instead of 30.

And OTC pain meds don't go off. At all. It's perfectly safe, and effective, if you use them even when they're ten or twenty years past their use-by date; as long as they look OK, i.e. they haven't been exposed to damp or lots of direct sun to physically degrade the tablets, they're fine.

Sure, i understand but 1000 ibruprofen equates to 1.36pills each and every day for 2 years.


It is a known fact that excessive use or prolonged use of this drug can and does cause liver damage.


If you really need this amount of ibruprofen, then really you should be under medical supervision, however tempting it maybe to save a bit of money by self-medicating
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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

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Old 03.09.2018, 17:46
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Sure, i understand but 1000 ibruprofen equates to 1.36pills each and every day for 2 years.


It is a known fact that excessive use or prolonged use of this drug can and does cause liver damage.
But it's their choice. Lots of thing are known to be harmful but people take or smoke them everyday.

It's pointless pointing it out to them. They're adults and they have convinced themselves that what they are doing is okay.
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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

Sure, I don't take OTC NSAIDs very often, but as I am all getting a bit old-ish and creaky-ish and live in a village without an Apotheke it helps to have some on hand for the times when needed.

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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

According www.compendium.ch it is around CHF ~9 for a 20 pack on Rx (200mg up to 800 mg) At my current consumption rate a 1000 pack would last me >100 years.

More money to be made or saved in bringing a classic or modern US muscle car, specially when owned for more than 6 months prior to the move.

If you want bring something in bulk you might look at UGG boots. You can easily make fifty bucks a pair. With today's Labour Day sales maybe even more.

A few weeks and months ago you could have made a small fortune bringing in computer graphics card. But availability and pricing have adjusted and Swiss prices are down and bellow US levels.
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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

Cajun spice. Wintergreen gum. Apple butter. Altoids.

Color changing Kool Aid but I suppose you aren't a kid.
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Cheesies.
Relish.
Biggest on the space needed range, lowest on the k.g.
It's soooooooooooooooo hard, apologies - a logistical challenge - to pack this into a 18 - 20kg weight allowance, un-crunched.

Anyone with money AND sense would see a gap in the market here
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Madam, if I had money or sense I would be the ruler of the free world.
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Clothes. Clothes here are expensive and quality is not consistent with price.
Athletic shoes for sure.
I agree on the clothes, just came back with a suitcase full of new ones. The athletic shoes is a little different: CH is crazy expensive, but we found better deals in German outlets than the US. Might depend on brand, but is true for the non-American ones like Adidas, Puma or Asics.
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Re: What should I bring in bulk to CH, from the US?

Ok, someone needs to tell me, what are these Cheesies you are on about?
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