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XBOX games in Switzerland

Hello dear gamers.

I am planning to update my game collection with several new coming titles (Max Payne 3 for instance). Are there English versions available or all titles are only in DE/FR/IT versions?

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Re: XBOX games in Switzerland

Amazon.de will ship video games to CH with no customs issues. Try looking for English Xbox games on there.
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Re: XBOX games in Switzerland

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Amazon.de will ship video games to CH with no customs issues. Try looking for English Xbox games on there.
That is not entirely true. It really depends on the value they put on the package, thus anything above 50CHF (or what is it) will have a chance to get surcharged. Thus, if you are sneaky, try to at least get games send out separately to bypass this a little bit (also as the post surchange for 'handling' tends to be higher than the actual amount one pays in taxes....)

Softridge @ www.softridge.ch
World of Games @ www.wog.ch
Digitec @ www.digitec.ch

typically indicate if games are in English or not, thus check there for 'reasonable' prices. I tend to get my games at WOG as they are good folks and had really good customer service from them.
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Re: XBOX games in Switzerland

http://www.toppreise.ch

English versions are there..sometimes more expensive than D/F/I but still..
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Re: XBOX games in Switzerland

www.play.com
www.amazon.co.uk (they will substract the UK vat on checkout so the prices you get in the end are lower and compensate for the smallish shipping fee)
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Re: XBOX games in Switzerland

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That is not entirely true. It really depends on the value they put on the package, thus anything above 50CHF (or what is it) will have a chance to get surcharged. Thus, if you are sneaky, try to at least get games send out separately to bypass this a little bit (also as the post surchange for 'handling' tends to be higher than the actual amount one pays in taxes....)

Softridge @ www.softridge.ch
World of Games @ www.wog.ch
Digitec @ www.digitec.ch

typically indicate if games are in English or not, thus check there for 'reasonable' prices. I tend to get my games at WOG as they are good folks and had really good customer service from them.
Amazingly the prices seem normal, looking at the limited edition star wars xbox console and the difference between WOG and Amazon UK is 20
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Re: XBOX games in Switzerland

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That is not entirely true. It really depends on the value they put on the package, thus anything above 50CHF (or what is it) will have a chance to get surcharged. Thus, if you are sneaky, try to at least get games send out separately to bypass this a little bit (also as the post surchange for 'handling' tends to be higher than the actual amount one pays in taxes....)

Softridge @ www.softridge.ch
World of Games @ www.wog.ch
Digitec @ www.digitec.ch

typically indicate if games are in English or not, thus check there for 'reasonable' prices. I tend to get my games at WOG as they are good folks and had really good customer service from them.
Maybe it is hit or miss. When I first got here I ordered three Xbox games plus about 200 euro of books to start up my classroom. Boxes came though with no customs payments at all and no Post handeling fee plus the amazon side was free as well. I have since ordered several large orders of books with no fees what so ever.
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Re: XBOX games in Switzerland

I've used Play.com a lot, never had a customs bill fortunatly they package and send each game individually so customs don't seem to bother.

Also bought games here that say on them the language is only DFI but somehow everything is in english, I was told that the xbox downloads the laguage pack as its set on the console, the only game we bought here that didn't set to english was halo 3.
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Re: XBOX games in Switzerland

Thanks guys for all your answers. I will definitely check out some shops you mentioned. Wog.com has Max Payne 3 eng ver listed.

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