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Old 18.04.2009, 18:10
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Where to find official trash bags in Basel

Hi all
As someone has posted, "bebbi sagg"s are available in Coop, Kiosk, IWB etc. I also got a welcome letter from my apartment that they are available in Manor and Migros. However, I checked in manor twice and Migros almost 5 branches including MMM, but they have no clue about where I can find the blue color bebbi sagg. In most places I simply got reply that they dont understand English. I could figure out that they are very expensive but I am sure they are not as expensive as a Ferarri, and I was hoping that at least I will be able to place an online order for them. But no luck! The All the 3 Coop, Manor and Migros websites are not in English and I absolutely have no luck in finding where the hell can I buy them. When I tried to check myself, I could easily find black bags marked "CLEVERBAGS Herkules" 35L and also another type which said "battery bags" - transparent ones, but absolutely no luck in finding the Bebbi Saggs. I wonder from where are people buying them that I see them every morning on streets in so much quantity. The last place I am thinking now is to go to the Kanton office and ask. Any help?
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Old 18.04.2009, 21:00
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Old 18.04.2009, 21:16
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

As Nathu said, you need to ask at the checkout. You can get them at nearly any grocery store.

You need to know what size you want, I'm not sure how big the little ones are but the middle are 35 liters and the big ones are 60.

And since you're new, ask for "Abfall sacke bitte, (give the size)". Probably isn't grammatically perfect, but it gets the job done.
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Old 18.04.2009, 21:27
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

You may sometimes find at the Coop they they are at the counter which sells spirits and cigarettes. Part of my usual Satuday annoyance is queing-up with the addicts.

Anyone know why they aren't simply on the supermarket shelf? I mean they are only about 20 CHF a roll so it's not like they are going to get nicked.
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Old 19.04.2009, 09:35
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

I asked. They do get stolen, apparently.

They're also available in Post Offices- its where I tend to get mine usually.
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As Nathu said, you need to ask at the checkout. You can get them at nearly any grocery store.

You need to know what size you want, I'm not sure how big the little ones are but the middle are 35 liters and the big ones are 60.

And since you're new, ask for "Abfall sacke bitte, (give the size)". Probably isn't grammatically perfect, but it gets the job done.
The small ones are 17 liters.
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

I can mine from Migros or Coop's Kundenservice. Migros in Basel SBB Bahnhof has them at the counter for chocolate and strange stuff.
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You may sometimes find at the Coop they they are at the counter which sells spirits and cigarettes. Part of my usual Satuday annoyance is queing-up with the addicts.

Anyone know why they aren't simply on the supermarket shelf? I mean they are only about 20 CHF a roll so it's not like they are going to get nicked.
Actually, yes, people stole them, that's why they are at the cashier!

Oups, just saw the answer....
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I can mine from Migros or Coop's Kundenservice. Migros in Basel SBB Bahnhof has them at the counter for chocolate and strange stuff.
ElieDeLeuze, I do not know how to thank you for this.. It worked like magic. Went straight to the chocolate counter and asked for bebbi saag and without any German or non-English word, I got them! BTW it costed me around 21 or 23 CHF, so it was much cheaper than I expected. If I meet you someday, I will buy you a chocolate for that Oh.. I am so relieved.
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

Oh yes, and by the way, those bags were pretty much hidden under the counter, so definitely not an easy find for a newbie.
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Old 23.04.2009, 23:42
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

Sorry, trash bag can only be found in Zurich.
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

Some towns have bags some have stickers but either way they can usually be found at the customer service desk or cig or choc counter or even ordinary check-out that sells ciggies.
They do get stolen I believe.
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

Still v helpful yeRs after the responses. Have npbeentearing my hair out looking for blue bags on the shelves. Now I guess I just have to practice my German a little.

THANKS!!

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As Nathu said, you need to ask at the checkout. You can get them at nearly any grocery store.

You need to know what size you want, I'm not sure how big the little ones are but the middle are 35 liters and the big ones are 60.

And since you're new, ask for "Abfall sacke bitte, (give the size)". Probably isn't grammatically perfect, but it gets the job done.
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Re: Where to find official trash bags in Basel

Always be careful when taking info from old Threads though. There is nothing to stop communities sneakily changing their rulings when we are not looking.
Check out the Sticky Thread on the subject which has a lot of the vocabulary you might need when searching and which will also help you to find the relevant link to the up-to-date information for your community.
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