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Using LAS Burg as a DE address to use DHL Paketstation?

Hi guys:
While I like using LAS Burg and Swiss Paket to receive packages, I would prefer to use the DHL Paketstations (these are automated machines that hold packages for you, sort of like a electronic locker). This means that I can come to pickup the packages whenever I want, without queuing, and for free.

However, these Paketstations apparently require you to initially register online with a German address (and maybe a DE phone number).

So, would it be possible to use LAS Burg as my "German address" when registering for the Paketstation service?

Have any of you tried this?

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Re: Using LAS Burg as a DE address to use DHL Paketstation?

Hey, did you ever get an answer to this, or try it? Ive just been having the same thought and found your question through a search?
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Re: Using LAS Burg as a DE address to use DHL Paketstation?

You can use a friend's address (they'll suss you using a drop-box type address) to register but the issue is that you need a German mobile number. When a delivery arrives and is put into a Packstation locker, they SMS you a code to open it.
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Re: Using LAS Burg as a DE address to use DHL Paketstation?

Ah ok, thanks for the info. I suppose you could get a PAYG DE mob for the text, but that combined with the address probably means its easier to either direct ship or use Las Burg/Swiss Packet.

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Ah ok, thanks for the info. I suppose you could get a PAYG DE mob for the text, but that combined with the address probably means its easier to either direct ship or use Las Burg/Swiss Packet.

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I thought of this too, as it's a way of saving the few CHF places like Las Burg charge and (more importantly) you can collect your goods 24x7. But you'd need a German SIM and, as it's not possible to divert text messages, a second phone (or lots of swapping when you expect a parcel) to receive the text. I'm registered for a Packstation (as I used to live in Germany) but the hassle of getting a German mobile number put me off. There are free "Get a German mobile number!" services, but the phone number you can use changes every few days.
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Re: Using LAS Burg as a DE address to use DHL Paketstation?

I am tempted not to share my solution for non-LASBurg free deliveries from Amazon.de, as I don't want them to become too popular and stop the service.

Anyway, as I am of a kind spirit, I'll tell you.
Note: This is proven to work only for Amazon.de, haven't tried other senders.

When asked for a delivery address at Amazon, use the "Find a pick-up location" postcode search function and type the one of Weil am Rhein.
It will list these DHL pickup stations (for which it's hard to register as per above).
But there will also be a Hermes PaketShop - Kramer Meier something, at Hauptstrasse 260 (in the "center" after the last tram stop).
For that one you need no special registration, it just works - for free.

I just saved myself good 15€ with a few packages this week...

You're welcome.
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I thought of this too, as it's a way of saving the few CHF places like Las Burg charge and (more importantly) you can collect your goods 24x7. But you'd need a German SIM and, as it's not possible to divert text messages, a second phone (or lots of swapping when you expect a parcel) to receive the text. I'm registered for a Packstation (as I used to live in Germany) but the hassle of getting a German mobile number put me off. There are free "Get a German mobile number!" services, but the phone number you can use changes every few days.
That sounds like its going to be more hassle than its worth. Thanks for adding the perspective though. Helped me make a decision.

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I am tempted not to share my solution for non-LASBurg free deliveries from Amazon.de, as I don't want them to become too popular and stop the service.

Anyway, as I am of a kind spirit, I'll tell you.
Note: This is proven to work only for Amazon.de, haven't tried other senders.

When asked for a delivery address at Amazon, use the "Find a pick-up location" postcode search function and type the one of Weil am Rhein.
It will list these DHL pickup stations (for which it's hard to register as per above).
But there will also be a Hermes PaketShop - Kramer Meier something, at Hauptstrasse 260 (in the "center" after the last tram stop).
For that one you need no special registration, it just works - for free.

I just saved myself good 15 with a few packages this week...

You're welcome.
Amazon deducts 19% German VAT and adds 8% Swiss VAT.
Packages below 60 CHF are VAT free.
How do you save more money than this? I'd be curious to know,
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I am tempted not to share my solution for non-LASBurg free deliveries from Amazon.de, as I don't want them to become too popular and stop the service.

Anyway, as I am of a kind spirit, I'll tell you.
Note: This is proven to work only for Amazon.de, haven't tried other senders.

When asked for a delivery address at Amazon, use the "Find a pick-up location" postcode search function and type the one of Weil am Rhein.
It will list these DHL pickup stations (for which it's hard to register as per above).
But there will also be a Hermes PaketShop - Kramer Meier something, at Hauptstrasse 260 (in the "center" after the last tram stop).
For that one you need no special registration, it just works - for free.

I just saved myself good 15 with a few packages this week...

You're welcome.
Thats awsome, thanks for the tip!
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Amazon deducts 19% German VAT and adds 8% Swiss VAT.
Packages below 60 CHF are VAT free.
How do you save more money than this? I'd be curious to know,
Not all things are deliverable to Switzerland.
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Amazon deducts 19% German VAT and adds 8% Swiss VAT.
Packages below 60 CHF are VAT free.
How do you save more money than this? I'd be curious to know,
Easy. By not paying the 8% Swiss VAT on orders under Fr.300, not to mention it allows you to order lots of items that Amazon won't deliver to Switzerland, oh and you can order from third party sellers who sometimes offer free delivery within Germany (and also won't deliver to Switzerland).
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