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Old 25.05.2015, 20:56
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Question about "Post Restante"

Hi forum,

Question for anyone living near the French border about "Post Restante". I need to get some chair ordered from france and the company I am ordering from will charge me too much to get them delivered to my address in Zurich. They have free delivery in France and I was considering the option of "Post Restante".

I checked the web and could not get a few things clear and I need the forums help:
a. Can a person living in CH use the "Post Restante" option?
b. Is there a size limit while using this facility?
c. What is the cost based on (per item, weight or any other)?

If this is not an option because of the size limits, is there a shipping address service near basel on the French side that I can use? I found one near Geneva, but not near Basel. If anyone knows of one, could you please let me know.

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Old 26.05.2015, 01:59
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Hi forum,

Question for anyone living near the French border about "Post Restante". I need to get some chair ordered from france and the company I am ordering from will charge me too much to get them delivered to my address in Zurich. They have free delivery in France and I was considering the option of "Post Restante".

I checked the web and could not get a few things clear and I need the forums help:
a. Can a person living in CH use the "Post Restante" option?
b. Is there a size limit while using this facility?
c. What is the cost based on (per item, weight or any other)?

If this is not an option because of the size limits, is there a shipping address service near basel on the French side that I can use? I found one near Geneva, but not near Basel. If anyone knows of one, could you please let me know.

Thanks,
KO



http://www.laposte.fr/particulier/pr...e-de-son-choix


http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/pros/05749981


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Old 26.05.2015, 09:30
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Re: Question about "Post Restante"

thanks for the info wollishofener .. but how should I interpret "parcels". Is there a size limit? Or there is none? I can order a crate and its still fine?

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Old 26.05.2015, 09:52
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Re: Question about "Post Restante"

Once I ordered a car seat to a Post Restante as there was no shipping available to CH and the French Post office returned the package to the vendor because it was "too big". They don't want to store big packages for you unfortunately.
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Old 26.05.2015, 09:53
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Re: Question about "Post Restante"

thats what I was afraid of.. size limits.

Guess I will have to use the forum to find someone living on the French side and see if someone is willing to help out
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Old 26.05.2015, 09:55
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Re: Question about "Post Restante"

I can't find a reference to it at the moment but there is definitely a maximum size limit. Most post offices don't have the facilities to store large items and I'm pretty sure a chair would fall into that criteria.
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Old 26.05.2015, 12:07
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Re: Question about "Post Restante"

yes... just confirmed that with the store as well. So that is not an option

Anyone have friends / family living on the French side near Basel and willing to accept 2 chairs for me to pick up?

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Re: Question about "Post Restante"

I have Poste Restanted some pretty big boxes in Morteau France in the past. A couple of 30KG numbers and it wasn't a problem.

They did take more money for it though.
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Re: Question about "Post Restante"

Grenzpaket or something similar perhaps?

http://grenzpaket.ch


http://grenzpaket.ch/de/lieferadress...on-france.html
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Re: Question about "Post Restante"

Thanks Blaze. Grenz Packet worked out great. They have a pickup location in Saint-Louis.

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