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finding stuff for my apartment

I've been here for four months but am still having difficulty finding stuff. I moved into an apartment and now that the dust has settled I realize that I need (a) a bathroom floor cabinet, and (b) some kind of multi-shelf rack for the kitchen with a small footprint (say 2' square) but fairly tall with racks for individual frying pans and saucepans. Where would I go for those kind of things?

I have looked around Zürich city shops without making progress. Part of the problem may be that I am car-less (and even Mobility-less at the moment although I will fix that). Are there good places to try outside of the city? I know that there's an Ikea somewhere within a public transport trip of Zürich city, and obviously that's worth a trip. But where else?
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Old 29.03.2009, 14:21
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Re: find the stuff

Don't know if you have looked at Micasa.
For transport - I've seen a couple of 'Man with Van' things and occasionally requests for moving smaller items in private cars or vans.
Perhaps search with 'furniture van' and see what comes up.

Good luck.
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Re: find the stuff

You could find all of those items at IKEA in Dietlikon which can be reached by public transportation.

www.zvv.ch will lead you the way - the bus stop in Dietlikon is called "Pathe" IIRC.
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Re: find the stuff

Hi Peebix,

We also had a similar problem moving some semi-large furniture from Ikea, but found a thread here about waren taxi guys hanging around Ikea .

True enough, after paying for our furniture in Ikea Spreitenbach and then inquiring about this at the releasing area/ information desk, they said he was just outside loading some stuff...we approached him, agreed on the rate, and he loaded our stuff in his big van. My hubby rode with him and gave directions to our place and he helped carry the stuff up 3 flights of stairs.

We didn't need to make advance arrangements, but here's a link to a website if you want to contact them: http://www.warentaxi.ch/
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Re: find the stuff

Just a note on these Taxis Ikea arrange for you... make sure you re-confirm the price with the driver!

We used this service from Ikea in Dietlikon, agreed a price of CHF 50 with the Ikea member of staff, based on our postcode in Zurich and the quantity of stuff. We chose this option because it was cheaper than the home delivery charges (btw, if you're doing home delivery, ask them about a 50% discount they sometimes advertise, if you show proof of your travel there by public transport).

When we finally got home, the taxi metre had gone up to 60 and the driver then also charged us an extra 30 for heavy lifting (he opened a few doors and insisted on pushing our furniture trolley for us outside to his taxi. We all helped load and unload the taxi, no stairs involved though). Total bill = CHF 90. I know it's not a huge massive amount, but we felt ripped off!

I don't think he was from the Warentaxi place, but the service was still organised through Ikea.

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Hi Peebix,

We also had a similar problem moving some semi-large furniture from Ikea, but found a thread here about waren taxi guys hanging around Ikea .

True enough, after paying for our furniture in Ikea Spreitenbach and then inquiring about this at the releasing area/ information desk, they said he was just outside loading some stuff...we approached him, agreed on the rate, and he loaded our stuff in his big van. My hubby rode with him and gave directions to our place and he helped carry the stuff up 3 flights of stairs.

We didn't need to make advance arrangements, but here's a link to a website if you want to contact them: http://www.warentaxi.ch/
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Re: find the stuff

The other place to try would be Zurcher Brockenhaus - it's a short walk from Zurich Hauptbahnhof and they have a big selection of furniture items.

They tag everything with a price for the item, and a price for delivery.

I haven't used their delivery, though, so I wonder if anyone else has experience with them for delivery ?
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Re: find the stuff

Thanks, all, some good leads. I have walked around a lot at this stage but that area north and north-west of the station is still least familiar, and I will go to check out the Zurcher Brockenhaus.

I gave the wrong impression when I mentioned that I'm car-less. I just meant that it's limiting my range, and I was asking if I was missing good out-of-town shops as a result. I'm not so worried about delivery. Just as long as I can find things, and escape from relocation jobs to get back to everyday life, I will pay the delivery charges!
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