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Old 07.08.2011, 11:40
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Re: Border Hopping to Germany for Cheaper Food

Yeap, it's only 0.5kg/person for fresh meat and around 3kg for smoked/dried meats. If it's Parma ham it can be considered dried, but vorderschinken, salami and so on adds to your fresh meat quota. And CHF20/0.5kg excess.
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Yeap, it's only 0.5kg/person for fresh meat and around 3kg for smoked/dried meats. If it's Parma ham it can be considered dried, but vorderschinken, salami and so on adds to your fresh meat quota. And CHF20/0.5kg excess.
This is the first time I hear this. If the meet is dried, smoked, cooked, spiced or processed in any other way - it's within the 3.5kg limit. I'm quite sure ham and salami are. Even pre-spiced BBQ meats are out of the 0.5kg limit.
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Old 08.08.2011, 14:13
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Yeap, it's only 0.5kg/person for fresh meat and around 3kg for smoked/dried meats. If it's Parma ham it can be considered dried, but vorderschinken, salami and so on adds to your fresh meat quota. And CHF20/0.5kg excess.
I think the fine (for meat) is 20CHF per 1 kg excess and not per 0.5kg.
Sometimes it looks cheaper than switzerland even with the fine.
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Old 08.08.2011, 15:17
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I think the fine (for meat) is 20CHF per 1 kg excess and not per 0.5kg.
Sometimes it looks cheaper than switzerland even with the fine.
It is CHF 20/kg excess. The official list translated into English is here. And yes, it can be cheaper to pay duty + VAT. Schmidt in Bad Sackingen sell ribeye of beef at EUR 19.90/kg vs at least CHF 49 in Switzerland, and very nice it was too. Bundner Fleisch is EUR 4.98/100g, Coop want CHF 7.60/100g for their cheapest variety. NB they also have Emmi Caffe Latte on special this week for EUR 0.88 (normal price: EUR 1.25). That's right folks, original Emmi, Swiss made, sold at Coop online for CHF 1.80 or 2.10 depending on flavour.
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Old 05.10.2011, 15:45
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This is the first time I hear this. If the meet is dried, smoked, cooked, spiced or processed in any other way - it's within the 3.5kg limit. I'm quite sure ham and salami are. Even pre-spiced BBQ meats are out of the 0.5kg limit.

The list is a little confusing. They say that:

Meat and edible by-products obtained by slaughtering, fresh, cold or frozen: beef, veal, pork, lamb, goat, horse, donkey and mule.
Attention: This also includes meat which is spiced, marinated, breaded or lightly fried. have a 0.5 kg limit

but:

Prepared meat products3) and tinned meat products from animals in group A and domestic poultry. have a 3.5 kg limit

I bought a pack of frozen wienerschnitzel which is basically just heat and eat...does that count for group A or group B.

Also things like kebabs on skewers where you have pork with vegetable together...is that something prepared or fresh?
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Old 05.10.2011, 16:19
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Re: Border Hopping to Germany for Cheaper Food

I work in Germany and live in CH, which is generally an arseabout way of doing things but with shopping etc. it actually works for the man. Tenderlion at Migros 18 Chuff´s, tenderlion at well anywhere around here 4.90 €, sometimes I like to go to Coop or Migros just to sneer at the prices and look at all the suckers wasting their money.
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Old 05.10.2011, 18:30
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The list is a little confusing. They say that:

Meat and edible by-products obtained by slaughtering, fresh, cold or frozen: beef, veal, pork, lamb, goat, horse, donkey and mule.
Attention: This also includes meat which is spiced, marinated, breaded or lightly fried. have a 0.5 kg limit

but:

Prepared meat products3) and tinned meat products from animals in group A and domestic poultry. have a 3.5 kg limit

I bought a pack of frozen wienerschnitzel which is basically just heat and eat...does that count for group A or group B.

Also things like kebabs on skewers where you have pork with vegetable together...is that something prepared or fresh?
Both are in group A.
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Old 05.10.2011, 19:16
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Both are in group A.
really? I would've thought that a kebab skewer with vegetables and raw cubes of meat would count under the 500g limit. Can you really "prepare" meat just by chopping a green pepper over it?
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Yeap, it's only 0.5kg/person for fresh meat and around 3kg for smoked/dried meats. If it's Parma ham it can be considered dried, but vorderschinken, salami and so on adds to your fresh meat quota. And CHF20/0.5kg excess.
Again, I am fairly sure that salami is not classed as fresh meat, and would come under either

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Fleisch und geniessbare Schlachtnebenprodukte von Tieren der Gruppe A, gesalzen (konservierend), getrocknet oder geräuchert;
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Würste und ähnliche Erzeugnisse aus Fleisch
i.e. group B, with a 3.5kg limit.
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Where to buy cheap food?

I have heard that many people here go to France or Germany to buy cheaper food. We are planning to drive to Germany, maybe to Freiburg im Breisgau, and find some super big grocery store.

Does anyone know there a good supermarket? Or any other good tips?

Sorry for being "off the topic", couldn't find better place to ask
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Old 27.11.2011, 12:30
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Re: Where to buy cheap food?

Try Konstanz ( Aldi Süd for example )

Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

or Basel:

Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation
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Re: Where to buy cheap food?

at the marktkauf i often see a lot of BE cars
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Old 27.11.2011, 13:07
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Re: Where to buy cheap food?

Ethnic shops. Amazingly better quality fruits and vegetables. On average they are 40% cheaper compared to Migros/Coop.
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Re: Border Hopping to Germany for Cheaper Food

Is there any shop near the border (Kreuzlingen) that work on Sunday?
Thanks in advance!
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