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Old 29.08.2009, 23:23
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Where to buy letter size paper?

Where can I buy letter size printer paper in Basel? It's the American size, 8½ by 11 inches (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm). Shorter and wider than A4. Already been to Office World in Basel, they had none.
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Old 30.08.2009, 19:08
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

I very much doubt you'll be able to buy it here. I'm originally from the UK and have never seen it for sale in shops there either -- UK being more likely to sell such stuff.

I guess your best bet is to order it on the Internet and have it delivered. Alternative is to go to a small independent paper producer here and have it custom cut (which I doubt is worth anyone's while).

I have just checked eBay in the UK and there's one seller there: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=u...tter&_osacat=0 --> as long as it is less than around £20 you'll avoid paying VAT when it comes to Switzerland.
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Old 30.08.2009, 19:14
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

I used to bring paper back from the States for those rare occasions when I needed to print some thing in US letter size. I've since weaned myself of the need.
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Old 30.08.2009, 19:29
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

I have a pack or two in the basement, it's 3-hole punched. I have no use for it.
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Old 05.12.2009, 23:22
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Where can I buy US letter-size paper in Zurich?

Hi All,

I am wondering where in Zurich can I find US Letter-size paper for both printing and note-taking (e.g. the yellos letter-size punched paper)? I have almost exhausted all of them brought from US...

Thanks,
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Old 05.12.2009, 23:33
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Re: Where can I buy US letter-size paper in Zurich?

What's wrong with A4 ?
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Old 05.12.2009, 23:36
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Re: Where can I buy US letter-size paper in Zurich?

hmmmmm not as pretty... I just prefer letter-size for taking notes especially...and it takes some times to get used to A4 again...
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Old 06.12.2009, 00:05
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Re: Where can I buy US letter-size paper in Zurich?

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Hi All,

I am wondering where in Zurich can I find US Letter-size paper for both printing and note-taking (e.g. the yellos letter-size punched paper)? I have almost exhausted all of them brought from US...

Thanks,
I think because all the paper storage (files, envelopes, etc) are designed for A4, you will have trouble finding the US sizes here. Maybe you will have to order some online from the US but, like Swisspea, I have problems fathoming out why you need the shorter paper and what you need to go through to "get used to it" I write the same way whether it is on the back of a fag packet or on an offcut of wallpaper.
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Old 06.12.2009, 09:45
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

You could also try the brockis - there is definitely a range of paper at 'brocki-land' in the last Aisle in the back corner of the upper floor - you might be lucky...
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

What about Amazon UK or Germany?
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Old 06.12.2009, 13:25
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Re: Where can I buy US letter-size paper in Zurich?

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I think because all the paper storage (files, envelopes, etc) are designed for A4, you will have trouble finding the US sizes here. Maybe you will have to order some online from the US but, like Swisspea, I have problems fathoming out why you need the shorter paper and what you need to go through to "get used to it" I write the same way whether it is on the back of a fag packet or on an offcut of wallpaper.
I'm not sure about these days, but printing tax forms for submission to the IRS used to require 8.5 x 11 paper. I used to keep a small stash just for this purpose.

Otherwise, I agree with the others on here. Get used to A4!
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Old 06.12.2009, 14:03
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

Okay, I will try the Brockis Land. Thanks a lot!

Or order from Amazon.US

Letter-size is better for Writing Pads.
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Old 06.12.2009, 14:19
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

I needed some US legal sized paper recently. I justed used some B sized paper and a rotary paper cutter to cut it down to size. If you don't need much, that might be a way to go (if you know someone with a paper cutter or if your company has one)
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

If nothing else helps, every bigger stationery store will gladly cut paper to just about any size you might like, and that will not even cost a fortune. I have to have A4 paper cut to size once in a while. Last time it cost me about 50 centimes for 500 sheets. Looks sort of affordable to me.
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

In need of US Letter paper, after reading this thread I visited McPaperland in Zürich. They were happy to sell me a package of A3 paper (500 sheets, around CHF 23) and cut it to the exact size I told them (216mm x 279mm). Including the cutting fee the total cost was CHF 28, and they had it ready in less than 24 hours. They even gave me a stack of 500 sheets of what was left over!
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Re: Where to buy letter size paper?

I have surplus from a big pack of letter size paper I bought in Canada. Happy to sell small quantities and buyer can pay and collect in Oerlikon weekdays.
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In need of US Letter paper, after reading this thread I visited McPaperland in Zürich. They were happy to sell me a package of A3 paper (500 sheets, around CHF 23) and cut it to the exact size I told them (216mm x 279mm). Including the cutting fee the total cost was CHF 28, and they had it ready in less than 24 hours. They even gave me a stack of 500 sheets of what was left over!
28 €´s just for cutting? On top of the actual price of the paper. What was it? Hand butted with personalised watermark? WOW! They must have seen you coming from a long way off. OP just get yourself to a printers, (not a digital one) all will have a Guillotine and will be happy to cut you any size you wish, may cost you a beer or two.
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Including the cutting fee the total cost was CHF 28, and they had it ready in less than 24 hours.
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28 €´s just for cutting? On top of the actual price of the paper.
Someone is even sleepier than I am this morning!
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Old 18.11.2017, 12:24
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Yup! Half asleep, still expensive though.
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