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Christmas Crackers



I need to order about 120-140 christmas crackers.

They dont need to be fancy, as long as they have a crap paper hat, a variety of cheap prizes (made in china) and a terrible joke inside they will do fine.

The most obvious place to look was here but as i am ordering alot, the price is far too high.

I did do a search on EF and found out three important things:

1) They are called Knallbonbon in German.

2) They are crazy expensive in Swiss shops.

3) Getting someone to buy a load from a Tesco/Asda in England and post them might be an issue due to the 'firework' nature of these christmas badboys.



Any ideas where i can get this amount, delivered to Switzerland and really cheap??


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Old 15.11.2011, 09:50
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Re: Christmas Crackers

Try Butlers.de in Konstanz

http://www.butlers.de/on/demandware....art?q=konstanz
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Re: Christmas Crackers


Thanks, i did a search under 'Knallbonbon' without any luck.


Do christmas crackers have another name by any chance??


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Re: Christmas Crackers

Hi. You've got me thinking that I need to order some crackers.I will probably order from amazon, as I did last year. However that might be too expensive in bulk. I went onto www.royalmail.com, and this is what I saw:

Christmas crackersCrackers can only be sent in their complete made-up form and in their original retail packaging

In other words, it should be fine to send them.

For other things, I am ordering a big box of things from britishonlinesupermarket.com. As I live in France, we have low delivery charges, but it might still be worth it if you are ordering a lot. You pay 32.99 pounds for delivery to Switzerland, but that is for a box of up to 30 kilos!

Good luck with your crackers!
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Re: Christmas Crackers

I found this site which looks sort of interesting for crackers.

It may give you some leads.
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Old 15.11.2011, 10:18
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Re: Christmas Crackers

Sending just a few crackers by post, well, if the package isn't opened you could get away with it. I'm not actually sure about the regulations re bringing just a few in for personal use but I know commercially you need an import license and a fireworks handling license.

Probably too late now, but with more time you could have asked Britshop.ch to bring some extra basic ones in for you, they may have done a deal for the quantity.


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Hi. You've got me thinking that I need to order some crackers.I will probably order from amazon, as I did last year. However that might be too expensive in bulk. I went onto www.royalmail.com, and this is what I saw:

Christmas crackersCrackers can only be sent in their complete made-up form and in their original retail packaging

In other words, it should be fine to send them.

For other things, I am ordering a big box of things from britishonlinesupermarket.com. As I live in France, we have low delivery charges, but it might still be worth it if you are ordering a lot. You pay 32.99 pounds for delivery to Switzerland, but that is for a box of up to 30 kilos!

Good luck with your crackers!
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Re: Christmas Crackers

40 days to Christmas - that's about 3 a day.



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Re: Christmas Crackers

Does anyone want to make me 120 xmas crackers by the 9th December???


I will of course cover the costs of materials and pay you for your time.


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Old 15.11.2011, 15:31
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Does anyone want to make me 120 xmas crackers by the 9th December???


I will of course cover the costs of materials and pay you for your time.


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You can't get the "bangs" here. This has been discussed a few times before on the forum in the run-up to Christmas.

However, if you find a source then let me know.
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Re: Christmas Crackers

it's a bit of a trek, but if you are really stuck give Jim a call...
http://www.jims-british-market.com/Location.html

he has weekly deliveries from the UK so he could probably arrange something
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Re: Christmas Crackers

Butlers was not open when I left Lago, Konstanz this morning ( they open at 09:30 ) but I have bought British crackers from them in December 2009 ( they speak English ). Located at Lago, EG ( Ground Floor ).
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Don't go to Lago - if it's busy, it will be ......

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