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Old 29.01.2007, 11:27
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Re: Kittster's Webstore List

Best Swiss site I have found shopping or not (bar this one of course!):

http://www.toppreise.ch/index.html

For online stores (mostly electronics), you can compare current pices at all the different shops, including some german ones that deliver here I think. They even include availability and shipping costs for the item.

Best feature - price chart showing the price of that thing you wanted to buy last week but didn't get around to it going up 100fr this week, arrrggg!

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Old 29.01.2007, 11:45
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We'd like to be on that list too
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Re: Kittster's Webstore List

ok I'm bumping on this thread.

Online shops where my drugs get delivered on monthly basis.

The Gland - Cool stuff for awesome people.
Solebox - Awesome stuff for cool people.

Abercrombie ... puffffffttt!!!!
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Re: Kittster's Webstore List

I took this info on where to buy bikes and parts online from the Cycling in Switzerland thread:

Bicycle Parts
Veloplus has a good range of components and accessories. In addition to their online store, they have stores in Ostermundigen (near Bern), Wetzikon (near Zurich), Basel, and Emmenbrücke (near Luzern). Their staff generally speak English, but their website is only in German. Another online retailer within Switzerland is bike-import.ch, which can have more competitive prices than Veloplus.

If you want to order from outside of Switzerland then shops based in the UK include Chain Reaction Cycles (which is probably the biggest in Europe), Total Cycling, Probikekit, and Wiggle. Some German stores have an English-language interface, including Action Sports and Bike-Components. Be warned that when you add shipping, import taxes, and processing fees to the prices that you see, then you'll probably only be able to save money buy getting it from a store outside of Switzerland if you are buying a reasonable amount of stuff at one time. In general, you will not be charged the local sales tax by the seller but you will still have to pay shipping fees, plus 7.6% Swiss sales tax and a processing fee of between 20 and 50 CHF. However, often items with a very low value will not be charged the sales tax and processing fees, the cut-off for this seems to be about 70 CHF, but there is a lot of inconsistency in this. This is discussed in more detail in the thread "Ordering eBay from abroad - customs fees?" I don't recommend having anything shipped over from North America as it normally costs way too much money to do so – you can often find similar prices from European stores if you shop around and then pay far less, or no shipping fees.

New Bicycles
Several of the stores listed in the above section also sell new bikes. Some major brands (e.g., Trek) do not allow their bikes to be sold online, and are only obtainable for personal collection from one of their dealers (many of the manufacturer's website have lists of local dealers). One manufacturer that sells direct to the public through their website that several EnglishForum members have used and been happy with are Canyon, who are based in Germany (not to be confused with the Swiss brand of Canyon bikes). Their prices are EXTREMELY competitive. However, whenever you buy a bike online you should be aware that you will miss many of the advantages that buying from a local store will give you - like help with choosing the right size, customizing the bike by changing one or two parts at minimal extra cost, putting the bike together (it will be shipped in a box, partly broken down), and making adjustments after an initial break-in period. Of course, you can pay a local store to do all of this for you, but then you may as well just buy the bike from them in the first place and have these services included.

Used Bicycles
There are several websites that list bikes for sale in Switzerland: velomarkt.ch, marktplatz.unizh.ch (Zurich), velomaerkte.ch (Basel), occasionsvelo.ch, veloboerse.info, eumeta.de (Europe-wide site). Plus, there are the online auction sites Ricardo and eBay.
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Re: Kittster's Webstore List

Popcorn (www.popcornlovers.ch)

Have just discovered these popcorn guys and would like to recommend them to you. Good delivery service, great products: I bought the stir-popcorn pan, and haven't burnt the popcorn once since. They have a wide selection of different popcorn types, which are very tasty, trial sets and larger packs, glazes and seasonings.

A healthy snack for the kids, too!

I am in no way affiliated with this shop.
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"The Gland"? Is that a nickname or an unfortunate typo?
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Re: Kittster's Webstore List

Hello - my wife is considering to buy a dress on-line at Boden - does anyone happen to have experience? Thank you for your responses.
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no, but can't resist saying the dress looks rather nice


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Re: Kittster's Webstore List

My wife has purchased from them quite a few times without problems, they are a serious operation. However, given the state of the UK retail sector generally I recommend using a credit card with purchase protection just in case. They will ship to CH without VAT, but you will normally get caught by the Swiss customs (see other threads) as they do declare the full value. D
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