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Old 09.03.2012, 17:47
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

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I've used them countless times and haven't ever had a problem. Parking available next door, more convenient (and shorter queues) than my local post office!
Its worth noting that LAS Burg in Weil am Rhein has become a victim of its own popularity. Queues in the evening and on Saturday mornings can be upto 30 mins long.
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

Thanks so much jrspet! I just needed a bit of assurance that she is legit. Having an expensive item shipped to an address that isn't yours is a bit nerve racking, but at this point this is my only option and it's going to save me some money too.

Thanks to you, the OP and everyone that has posted info on this.
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Old 09.03.2012, 18:08
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

If you looked at her website, she has even taken delivery of a car! ( all sorts of items are possible ). I have at times met a few ( shopping ) regulars from EF collecting their items from her.
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Old 09.03.2012, 18:11
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

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Its worth noting that LAS Burg in Weil am Rhein has become a victim of its own popularity. Queues in the evening and on Saturday mornings can be upto 30 mins long.
If the Buchpreisbindung initiative goes through, you'll be able to add another 10 minutes to that...
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Old 09.03.2012, 18:16
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

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Its worth noting that LAS Burg in Weil am Rhein has become a victim of its own popularity. Queues in the evening and on Saturday mornings can be upto 30 mins long.
To their credit, they've added additional kiosks and staff which has helped speed up the turnover a lot.
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Old 09.03.2012, 18:18
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

Any address for the french speaking part as well?? I just paid 43 fr handling fee + 13 inspection fee yesterday when picking up a parcel of value 640 fr. The swiss custom is getting ridiculous.
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Old 09.03.2012, 18:19
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

More info from a DE article on 20min.ch - read the comments too



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To send a packet of sales portals to our country CH is connected with the often exorbitant shipping costs, customs fees, taxes and processing
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Costs for postal customs clearance of parcels from abroad:

A gift to a value of 100 CHF and trade goods to private up to a value of 66 CHF (including delivery costs) are duty-free.

An exception is books. With them is the duty-free allowance 209 francs.

Above this value, the Swiss Post, the customs fee charged by CHF 18 for goods up to a value of 500 francs (Exception: alcohol, tobacco, and jewelry), from a value of 500 francs or alcohol, tobacco, and jewelry can be calculated directly CHF 35 duties.

In addition, the VAT will be 7.6 percent on the total value of goods including delivery costs and customs fee and postal fee of 10 francs.

Bring to the sender on the package does not bill the beneficiary pays an additional 6 francs for opening the package and 10 francs for the finding the Invoice. If the package but provided by a private provider must be used much deeper pockets: Here is an import clearance fees come from 33 francs, a disbursement fee of 10 francs and VAT processing fee of 10 francs to. Who however, brings its own goods through customs, it is entitled to the value of 300 francs to import duty free.
To France it is free:

In France and Austria you do not need such delivery addresses: You can send packets to a general delivery post office as Post Restante
( Getting a PO box across the border )

Post Restante in French: http://www.laposte.fr/Particulier/En...Poste-Restante

Any solutions for the Italian speaking side ??
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Old 09.03.2012, 18:23
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

I have a packstation registration. I've never used it here though (I did use it when I lived in Stuttgart) as I don't actually buy anything in Switerland that isn't either food or second hand Well, not quite true but I've yet to need a German delivery address. I've ordered from Roseversand (bike parts) and they ship to Switzerland dealing with all customs formalities, as well as deducting the 19% MWST, for a 1% handling fee. That includes shipping.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packstation

However, it would be very convenient, assuming there are some near a border.

I assume you need a German address to register - just find someone you know who lives in Germany (you definitely don't need to be an official resident, as I was never one).
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Old 09.03.2012, 19:20
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

Looks like to IT it is the same as for FR ( Poste Restante ):

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Mail can be sent via Fermo Posta (General Delivery) to almost any city or town in Italy with a post office, and it is generally reliable, if occasionally untimely. Address Poste Restante letters like so:

Dante ALIGHIERI
c/o Ufficio Postale Centrale
FERMO POSTA
48100 Ravenna
Italy

The mail will go to a special desk in the central post office, unless you specify a post office by street address or postal code.

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Post Office at Como San Giovanni:

Post Office: V. V. Emanuele II 99 (☎031 27 63), in the centro. Open M-F 8:30am-7pm, Sa 8:10am-12:30pm.
Branch on V. Gallio. Postal Code: 22100.


Commercial Service: Mail Box Etc

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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

I use this one since a couple of years and I'm quite satisified: www.deutsche-lieferadresse.com

They have several stores all along the border, from Lörrach to Austria.

It pays off even when the stuff bought is below 65 chf, many sellers on ebay ask for obscene prices for delivery to Switzerland, like 25 Eur in CH versus 4 Euro in Germany.
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German "ship-to"

ok kids.. I need your help on this one...
Mrs. G is in a dizzy... there is a blouse or something on Ebay that she's told me she absolutely must have, the sale ends in two hours, and the company will not ship to Switzerland

so..... I believe I saw on here a company that provides a ship to address for Germany and re.ships ?

does anyone know about it , or has ever used them?

many thanks

( I looked quickly on history but couldnt find )
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Old 24.04.2012, 12:41
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ok kids.. I need your help on this one...
Mrs. G is in a dizzy... there is a blouse or something on Ebay that she's told me she absolutely must have, the sale ends in two hours, and the company will not ship to Switzerland

so..... I believe I saw on here a company that provides a ship to address for Germany and re.ships ?

does anyone know about it , or has ever used them?

many thanks

( I looked quickly on history but couldnt find )
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No idea, but if it's really, really, desperate and a French address will do, PM me and we can discuss options.
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Re: German "ship-to"

thanks Ace... mrs. offered English and French addresses but for some reason the seller would only accept German ship to.

I think she's got something worked out now.
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Re: German "ship-to"

It's too late now, but for next time, google "Lieferadresse Deutschland". There are plenty of offers near Waltshut or Konstanz I heard and read.
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Old 24.04.2012, 12:44
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thanks Ace... mrs. offered English and French addresses but for some reason the seller would only accept German ship to.

I think she's got something worked out now.
I could offer my mil address in my name if still in a dither Emergencies call for dire action, and this is a shopping emergency!
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Re: German "ship-to"

cheers again.. she's found a friend of a friends cousin who knows someone

now.. as for getting from Germany to Switzerland.... ?

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Re: German "ship-to"

Do you mean this bud?

Grenzpaket is one example.
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Re: German "ship-to"

thanks again... I've now seen a few of these re.shipper web sites ( and again mrs. has found the friend of a friend ) but for us down here in GE it's difficult as all these German sites are in... well... German

and we no spekensee deutch.
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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

Came across this post by chance - should get you all the info you need.

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Re: Avoid customs charges, collect your international parcels from Constance (DE)

Thread was merged, and has all the info including for FR & IT.

About duty free with trains rides, try this thread:

Returning from Innsbruck by train - where do I get the VAT refund stamped?

AT: In France and Austria you do not need such delivery addresses: You can send packets to a general delivery post office.

http://www.beobachter.ch/konsum/kauf...schen-adresse/
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