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Stamp Selling Machines

Maybe a dumb-ass question, but it seems that all the stamp selling machines have been removed from outside the post offices (not an exhaustive survey, but certainly the three we used to know are now gone!)

Is this a policy thing? If so, please don't tell me that one can only buy stamps in the post office when its open now!
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Old 13.06.2011, 15:58
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Re: Stamp Selling Machines

I noticed the same thing here. Only used them once in a while when I wanted to get a letter out, had no stamps, and the office was closed.

My first thought was that the simple little printed "stamp" was too easy to counterfeit.
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Old 13.06.2011, 15:58
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Re: Stamp Selling Machines

They have disappeared from Neuchâtel as well so yes, it does look like a policy decision. Presumably they were so little used that the money made from them was not covering the cost of maintenance, paper and ink and so on.
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Re: Stamp Selling Machines

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As of 1 December 2010, the Naville newsstand chain in western Switzerland will also sell stamps. The 180 or so newsstands will round out the sales network of around 1,000 K Valora newsstands which have been selling stamps since 2002.

The contract with Valora has recently been extended for a further three years.

Since August 2010, Migros Aare has also been piloting the sale of stamps in four of its branches. A decision on whether this will continue or whether the sale of stamps will be further expanded by Migros is expected in the coming months.

Swiss Post is developing the sales potential of its stamps in order to replace the outdated stamp vending machines which are being used less and less by customers. These will be gradually decommissioned starting in January 2011.

Therefore, Swiss Post has decided to decommission its stamp vending machines throughout the whole of Switzerland. This will take place between January and the end of April 2011.
http://www.swisspost.ch/post-startse...2&newsId=81053
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Re: Stamp Selling Machines

One can register oneself with Swiss Post and print stamps at home with a good printer. You will be paying for the paper and the ink yourself, in addition to paying for the stamp. Its cheaper to buy these at Migros/Kiosk, as required or, a "be prepared way", buy some in advance. The only issue is the uncertainty about the weight and size. One will need a reasonably good weighing scale for this purpose.
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Re: Stamp Selling Machines

These days, I buy all my stamps on-line from SwissPost. The delivery is free, and you can choose the designs you like. You can do it in English so it's all very easy.
Shame they are getting rid of those machines - I found them a good way of using up all those 5 rappen coins!
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Re: Stamp Selling Machines

Our local post got rid of the machine about four years ago and replaced it with a cash machine, so I already got used to not having one. Luckily I don't use many, and normally I have to get it weighed anyways because I don't trust my home scale to 1 g.
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