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Old 14.10.2012, 03:41
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Re: how to save money on running shoes?

An obvious way to cut costs is to stop running, since obviously it's such a high maintenance sporting activity.
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Re: how to save money on running shoes?

I buy my shoes here http://www.birchersport-thun.ch/ . The service is brilliant! I get to try running in three different pairs. I don't get shin splints, achilles problems, or those bloody cramps that I used to get, as the shoe actually fits my feet. mind you I run a fair bit and my bet is that if your buying online, your probably just looking for shoes to walk do to your local Irish Pub.

There's that and as far as I see it I earn my money here, so I don't care about paying more.
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Re: how to save money on running shoes?

I bought my shoes last year in Milan for 60 CHF. But I also bought lots of other stuff. so for me it was reasonable to spend some money on a trip.
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Old 15.10.2012, 21:56
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Re: how to save money on running shoes?

As for crossing the border to buy, just keep in mind that when coming back to Switzerland, you have to pay taxes and fees on the whole value as soon as the net value is above CHF 300.

I recently came back from the US, and they pulled out everyone at the airport and checked suitcases. Dunno how that works when coming back by train / car into Basel.
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Re: how to save money on running shoes?

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Thanks for the tip about Wiggle. I've just ordered something for 58.64CHF so should have no Swiss tax to pay!
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Unless you have received your item I may have bad news for you. I cannot remember how Wiggle make the custom slip but CRC does not include shipping cost in the custom value. That means that swiss post will add whatever it will cost to ship a similar package the other way to your price in spite of you only paid 6-7 CHF for postage.
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It was opened by Swiss post. But the invoice, including postage was 58.64 so I paid nothing more.
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As for crossing the border to buy, just keep in mind that when coming back to Switzerland, you have to pay taxes and fees on the whole value as soon as the net value is above CHF 300.
Not true, unless you only have a single object worth more than CHF 300. Otherwise, you don't pay for those below the threshold.

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