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Swiss Amazon?

I don't know if this is the right place, but here goes!

Does anyone know any websites, like Amazon, for Switzerland? I want to be able to see the prices in CHF specifically to know the price difference after the conversion? I would love to know of websites like Amazon; anything like Blacks or Millets for outdoor clothing; and a great bike and guitar online shop? If anyone knows anything that would be great!

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Re: Swiss Amazon?

No Swiss Amazon .... amazon.de is the nearest.

Ricardo.ch is a Swiss auction site, but does have suppliers offering new stuff - you just have to look.


............. but you're going to get in all kinds of problems if you're wanting to currency convert and compare prices - you're on a different planet now.
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Re: Swiss Amazon?

There is online shopping in Switzerland, but as far as i know, none are quite as diverse as Amazon. As for your wish to see prices in CHF.... 1) Go to Amazon.com 2) Find interesting product 3) in a new tab open www.xe.com 4) enter price in Euro and convert to CHF 5) Voila
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There is online shopping in Switzerland, but as far as i know, none are quite as diverse as Amazon. As for your wish to see prices in CHF.... 1) Go to Amazon.com 2) Find interesting product 3) in a new tab open www.xe.com 4) enter price in Euro and convert to CHF 5) Voila 6) Pay the 25euros something transport fee because they only propose you "international delivery"
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You'll note that 25euros something for a delivery of 4 AA batteries worth 8euros, is quite a good price!


Conclusion: amazon.de only worthy for expensive items which would have cost more in Switzerland (at least more than transport costs + import and admin fee).


PS2: beware if you have any issues, as the "customer service" (aka time wasting unit) are extremely bad. I had to make 4 new emails to clarify some basic information; while they kept replying with extracts from their FAQ. Of course I read that first and it was not covering the questions asked.
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Re: Swiss Amazon?

Cool picture kiwiguy08! I had a look on Ricardo already, and I thought it pretty much just looked like a Swiss eBay, which is cool! I know that some things are cheaper here; coca cola was the first thing I noticed, and now I notice all kinds of strange price differences, some things cheaper, some things way more expensive... I just want to look at some bikes and guitars before buying, so I can get an idea of where to buy them, and also how much they cost?
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Re: Swiss Amazon?

im informed ricardo is part of ebay
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Re: Swiss Amazon?

If you shop on-line then make sure to visit Toppreise.ch for price comparison and in particular if you are after electronics as there are a lot of dealers offering grey imports that can shave off 10-20% on the regular price.
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That's wrong. But the CEO of ricardo used to be an ebay guy or something like that... looks like ricardo is actually African:


Über die ricardo Gruppe Die ricardo Gruppe entwickelt und betreibt seit 1999 führende Online-Marktplätze, Shops und Preisvergleiche in der Schweiz sowie in Dänemark, Norwegen, Griechenland, Finnland, in Frankreich, Italien, Schweden sowie in Spanien. Die ricardo Gruppe gehört seit 2008 zur MIH Internet Europe, einer Tochtergesellschaft des südafrikanischen Medienunternehmens Naspers. Die ricardo Gruppe weist in ganz Europa ein schnelles Wachstum auf und beschäftigt zurzeit über 300 Mitarbeiter; der Hauptsitz befindet sich in Zug (Schweiz).
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