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Buying bottled beer with "Depot" on the price tag?

hi

i bought some bottles of beer from the co-op this morning.

it was labelled as 65 rappen on the shelves but when i got to the checkout, the checkout operator charged me 95 rappen per bottle pointing out that it said "30 depot" on the label.

what does this mean? is it a deposit for the bottle itself or is it some other kind of surcharge?

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Old 19.10.2007, 09:22
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Re: Buying bottled beer with "Depot" on the price tag?

hi Oscar, Depot means bottle deposit. You get it back when you return the bottles.
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hi

i bought some bottles of beer from the co-op this morning.

it was labelled as 65 rappen on the shelves but when i got to the checkout, the checkout operator charged me 95 rappen per bottle pointing out that it said "30 depot" on the label.

what does this mean? is it a deposit for the bottle itself or is it some other kind of surcharge?

cheers

Oscar
It's a deposit on the bottle. You take the empties back and collect your deposit.
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Old 19.10.2007, 09:23
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Re: Buying bottled beer with "Depot" on the price tag?

Wow!

Kudos to you for starting drinking so early!

And yep, it is a deposit.
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Re: Buying bottled beer with "Depot" on the price tag?

Beer bottles with brown glass are returnable for a refund. Those with green glass have no deposit and should be returned to the bottle bank, unless you've enjoyed the best stress relieving therapy of smashing them against a wall.
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Re: Buying bottled beer with "Depot" on the price tag?

thanks guys.

i suspected it was a deposit on the bottle, refundable upon return. i just wanted confirmation.

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Re: Buying bottled beer with "Depot" on the price tag?

Where can you return the bottles?
Directly to the store?

If I bought the bottles at a Spar, where would I go in the spar to get the money back?
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Re: Buying bottled beer with "Depot" on the price tag?

if a (beer) bottle has a depot/deposit on it, you can return it in any branch of the same company.

coop <-> coop
spar <-> spar
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beer crates (plastic ones) often also have depot/deposit on it - in addition to the beer bottles.
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Re: Buying bottled beer with "Depot" on the price tag?

So are all brown bottles supposed to be returned for a deposit or only those marked?

Secondly what is the procedure when one buys beer in Germany and attempts to return the bottles and crate in CH.

Stock piling bottles due to the confusion...
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