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Amazon service getting worse

I think if you order something from Amazon you can be reasonably sure that there's a 30% chance you will never receive it. That's been my experience over the last year. Their reliability has gone down in the celler!
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I think if you order something from Amazon you can be reasonably sure that there's a 30% chance you will never receive it. That's been my experience over the last year. Their reliability has gone down in the celler!
Which is exactly what will as well start happening to the UK soon.


Any country without friction less trade but with things like duty imports and custom checks instead has increased obstacles to trade and at some point might cut trade altogether on some items.



CH just is too troublesome for them to focus on, not a core market and never will be. The extra red tape and Swiss laws just makes it even less appealing.
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Which is exactly what will as well start happening to the UK soon.


Any country without friction less trade but with things like duty imports and custom checks instead has increased obstacles to trade and at some point might cut trade altogether on some items.



CH just is too troublesome for them to focus on, not a core market and never will be. The extra red tape and Swiss laws just makes it even less appealing.
Usually depends on whether its sent direct from Amazon or from a 3rd party seller
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Re: Amazon service getting worse

Sure, Amazon tends to be faster than a smaller company but they both go through the Swiss customs system.


I had a parcel withheld at customs for 3 weeks even tough I paid because of a clerical error on their side. In the UK 4 years ago I had next-day delivery, which usually was just 12 hours after I ordered.


Trade doesn't like red tape, sooner or later volumes go down and businesses prefer homogeneous markets with unrestricted access. It's a big reason why there's no variety in the Swiss market on pretty much anything and if you go to Germany or France the choice is abundant both online and physically.


Personally I can't complain, I am not one to 'buy things' all the time so don't care much but it really is frustrating if you have an urgent need for a product (like special pillow for pregnant wife that was sold everywhere except CH) and can't get it.
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Re: Amazon service getting worse

I still buy from Amazon.de being close to the border, but the website has always been an ugly, messy collection of links. Amazon returns are delayed or mishandled. Nowadays great number of sellers pose as local to EU while in fact they drop ship from China, wait 45 days for your order to arrive.
Fake products are sold with impunity.
Ebay and PayPal are another couple of online shitters that use virtual monopoly to treat their customers any way they see fit.
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Re: Amazon service getting worse

On another note, the big distribution center in Graben was on strike last week, seems that it disrupted quite a few deliveries.
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Re: Amazon service getting worse

It depends. My shipment disappeared on it's way from Amazon's warehouse to the courier. which clearly shows it was stolen by the person/courier that links Amazon with their shipper partners.

It's household item so the box is big noway lost or forgotten or even fell by mistake.
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