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Finding taxed Garbage Bags online - Horgen

I'm wondering if anyone knows how to buy Gebührensack for Horgen online?

My family is under self-isolation since two of us are considered very high risk (on steroids). Almost all our neighbours are elderly, so we don't feel comfortable asking the ones we have the phone numbers of. Does anyone know of any way to buy the taxed garbage bags online? Coop@home is sold out and LeShop does not sell them. Our current option is to ask a friend to buy them and drive over and have them put it in the trunk of the car. It's a 35 minute drive and it feels awkward in case we need to get out of the car. I don't want to ask them to go to the post office to put their family at risk (are they even still open?). So if someone knows of a way to do this online, I would really appreciate it.
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Re: Finding taxed Garbage Bags online - Horgen

If you usually buy them from the Post (I added the qualifier, because our local post office no longer sells them) have you tried calling them - the local office that is, not the general post number - to ask if they could, in these special circumstances, mail them to you?

If you explain that you are under quarantine and have no one to pick them up for you, who knows. At least worth a try.

(Yes, Post offices are open, but they are asking people to avoid in-person visits if possible.)


Failing that, perhaps go on the Coronavirus Helpline thread, put out a plea. Perhaps there is someone in the area who could pick them up for you. And - as the Post are trying to limit in person visits, it might be helpful if you listed other places in Horgen where the bags are sold.

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...-helpline.html
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...perhaps go on the Coronavirus Helpline thread, put out a plea. Perhaps there is someone in the area who could pick them up for you. And - as the Post are trying to limit in person visits, it might be helpful if you listed other places in Horgen where the bags are sold.

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...-helpline.html
Great idea! LiB said on his book thread that he's going to Zurich tomorrow...
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I'm wondering if anyone knows how to buy Gebührensack for Horgen online?

My family is under self-isolation since two of us are considered very high risk (on steroids). Almost all our neighbours are elderly, so we don't feel comfortable asking the ones we have the phone numbers of. Does anyone know of any way to buy the taxed garbage bags online? Coop@home is sold out and LeShop does not sell them. Our current option is to ask a friend to buy them and drive over and have them put it in the trunk of the car. It's a 35 minute drive and it feels awkward in case we need to get out of the car. I don't want to ask them to go to the post office to put their family at risk (are they even still open?). So if someone knows of a way to do this online, I would really appreciate it.
Get your friend to buy them and send priority mail. You will have the next day
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Re: Finding taxed Garbage Bags online - Horgen

Hi not swiss enough. Send me a mail and I can help.
I’m only in Ruschlikon. We can exchange phone numbers over PM
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Re: Finding taxed Garbage Bags online - Horgen

Thanks everyone, especially for the personal offer from Halseys. I called the post office and they advised me to use pick post since my colleague already bought some for us this morning I just learned. So my colleague will be able to leave the package in her mailbox postage paid and Swiss post can deliver the package to us.

I somehow didn't know this was an option. It does seem that Horgen garbage bags are under stock. The 35L bags are in short supply, but the smaller and larger ones were still available.
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Re: Finding taxed Garbage Bags online - Horgen

If you go to a smaller shop that sells them like Volg in Hirzel, especially at a quiet time of day, you would most likely be alone in the shop. You can even wear gloves etc.
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If you go to a smaller shop that sells them like Volg in Hirzel, especially at a quiet time of day, you would most likely be alone in the shop. You can even wear gloves etc.
We're still wary of leaving the house since our hausarzt was adamant we stay home. Maybe this should be our isolation break when this slows down. Going to the Drogerie!
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