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Re: Online Bike store in CH?

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Endura BaaBaa Merino Langarm-Unterhemd AW15 - CHF 66.50
GBP 37.99
even with VAT the price would be 56.34. They must be using some nasty pricing algorithm on top of already nasty approach towards VAT. Designed to rip you and me off.
I add one more thing - forget about splitting order into multiple packets that may use benefits of import tax free brackets. They not only won't do it but will offend you by suggesting that it is illegal practice (as if those benefits haven't been there for freaking reason). Rubbish. My opinion.
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Old 09.10.2015, 09:32
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Bikester looks good for a local site, thanks. Though the wheels I want are half the price on CRC. (offer price not RRP) so for big ticket stuff still worth importing.

and if you change the language from German to English and the currency from CHF to GBP on CRC it becomes even cheap.
Actually Bikester are not Swiss. As someone else mentioned they are German owned (I think - at least not Swiss) and a clone of Fahrrad.de. They ship from Slovakia (I think) meaning their shipping times are relatively long and the tracking number they give you doesn't work for at least 2 days after shipping.


Prices are mostly good but their customer service is very poor as I found out when they managed to give me a duplicate of someone else's shipping number leading me to think their shipment had been sent to the wrong address.
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Old 09.10.2015, 20:49
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Quick test:
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Endura BaaBaa Merino Langarm-Unterhemd AW15 - CHF 66.50
GBP 37.99
even with VAT the price would be 56.34. They must be using some nasty pricing algorithm on top of already nasty approach towards VAT. Designed to rip you and me off.
I add one more thing - forget about splitting order into multiple packets that may use benefits of import tax free brackets. They not only won't do it but will offend you by suggesting that it is illegal practice (as if those benefits haven't been there for freaking reason). Rubbish. My opinion.
Interesting, thanks. Clothes may be a lower VAT item (not 100% sure tho), but like you say, still high even on the Fx rate alone.
Checked a couple of components and they are cheaper when switched to CH e.g. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/c...-/rp-prod84857 228 GBP / 295 CHF. But will have to be more careful in the future!
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Re: Online Bike store in CH?

Does anyone know where i could buy a cheap bicycle trailer for kids? some of the prices i have seen in Switzerland are way too expensive for my budget.
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Re: Online Bike store in CH?

Personally, I've had nothing but great experience in dealing with bike24.de

Fast shipping, no MwSt, and great customer service, especially with their FB team.
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Re: Online Bike store in CH?

So far, for majority of my orders I found those very good:
www.bike-discount.de - very good prices, very fast shipping (sometimes order on Mon - get it on Fri or even Thu), since they ship with DHL - no admin fees, and VAT can be paid by card/online in case you were not at home when delivery guy comes
www.bike-components.de - also very good prices, have some rare to find items, same shipment by DHL with the same benefits (but a tad slower)
www.bike24.com - slow and sometimes more expensive if you compare to those above, but has a very broad range - more or less anything you come with, which is allowed to ship online or outside Germany (i.e. Specialized stuff - they can not send it to CH)

bikster.ch - maybe I was looking on some unique items, but anything I was looking for was more expensive than elsewhere (considering it is not really Swiss). Some items (i.e. Garmin Edge 1000) are more expensive even if you compare to local dealers like Galaxus/Digitec.
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Dotti cycles Morges. Prices seem ok by swiss standards and english speaking manager, Christoff very helpful, always chucks in something free and reduces prices a little, but he is on holiday from saturday for 10 days, store is shut,( he is just at home) and because i ordered another bike from him, he will come to the shop monday to help me set it up. Pretty impressed with that service! you can't beat personal service
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No mention of wiggle.co.uk ?
I was shopping for MTB shorts and tops at the weekend, and noticed that Wiggle and ChainReactionCycles are currently merging.

Ende up buying at bikester.ch, but confirm their "same day shipping" if you order by 16:00, is a bit misleading i) I have never gotten the shipping email until the next day ii) they must bulk ship from somewhere far away (someone mentioned SK) before the packages hit CH Post because the tracking number stays unrecognised for 24-48 hours.
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Re: Online Bike store in CH?

Some good deals at bikester this week.

http://www.bikester.ch/sommer-sale.h...RIID=220449924

6 packs of kid's bike tubes 12 chuffs or so cheaper than patches!
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