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Old 16.01.2018, 17:54
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Re: Why does Amazon shun Switzerland?

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for a short while, all the Amazon Prime stuff was available with 2-day delivery to Switzerland. Now it seems to have disappeared again. Looks like someone at Amazon pressed the button a bit too early :-)
What's with this premature button pushing going on lately?
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Old 16.01.2018, 18:35
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Free deilivery
Free VOD (movies, series, etc)
Free ebooks

and probably more.
Free ebooks? Where is the link to that info?

A bit hard to believe. Amazon would be in the minus with me in no time and the authors wouldn't be please either.
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Re: Why does Amazon shun Switzerland?

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That happened to us recently. I didn't realise our doorbell was broken.
at least they tried. with me they routinely turn up with the yellow slip and no package after having already emailed me to say i need to pick up the package. maybe some kind of justification to the head office that they need to keep the post office open?
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Old 16.01.2018, 20:52
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Re: Why does Amazon shun Switzerland?

most stuff seems to be back online for delivery to Switzerland.
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Old 16.01.2018, 21:53
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Amazon prime is a type of membership, isn't it?
But why would I want to pay a monthly membership fee to a shop?
Think of it as paying for all your shipping costs up front. If you shop on Amazon all the time and/or use their subscribe and save program where things are shipped at regular intervals, then it can be worthwhile. Prime can be shared among family members (we share) so then the savings really add up.

If you don't have prime, you normally need to purchase at least $25 worth of items in order to qualify for free shipping. I find it so convenient to be able to log on and order one small item like a pair of leggings, and not pay an additional shipping charge.

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Free ebooks? Where is the link to that info?

A bit hard to believe. Amazon would be in the minus with me in no time and the authors wouldn't be please either.
Many books that are now in the public domain are totally free. Some are free on promo. Others are part of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, which seems like a library. You can have 10 books from a selection of titles checked out at one time.
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Old 08.02.2018, 12:39
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Re: Why does Amazon shun Switzerland?

The Swiss Post + Amazon partnership apparently didn't pan out. Oh well - I always thought that Bilanz article was somewhat fishy.
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Old 08.02.2018, 14:07
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The Swiss Post + Amazon partnership apparently didn't pan out. Oh well - I always thought that Bilanz article was somewhat fishy.
No surprise there. The Swiss Post is a lone wolf, made up by many lone wolfs.
Every time management makes a new deal, the employees ruin it by offering passive resistance. Latest example: Kleidersammlung (old clothes collection).
"All February the post will take it along". Great. But not happening. He stared right past it (that was actually quite an achievement). So I put it in his path the next day, almost stumbling over it, it was hard to ignore
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Re: Why does Amazon shun Switzerland?

That's really a pity that the entire Amazon selection won't be available anytime soon. The topic of this thread shoudn't be Why does Amazon shun Switzerland, rather, why does Switzerland hate Amazon?
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The Swiss Post + Amazon partnership apparently didn't pan out. Oh well - I always thought that Bilanz article was somewhat fishy.
Where did you hear about this?
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Re: Why does Amazon shun Switzerland?

Amazon do ship to Switzerland. I have a UK account and it seems that if Amazon stock the item themselves they will ship it and rebate 20% vat. Happy shopping.
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Old 08.02.2018, 18:05
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Re: Why does Amazon shun Switzerland?

I have had problems with articles delivered (or not) by DHL when ordering from amazon.de . They seem to have a hard time getting in to my building despite the fact that the swiss post never do.
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Old 12.02.2018, 11:20
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Where did you hear about this?
About the deal or about it not happening? Well considering the fact that it's now mid-February and that this was allegedly supposed to happen in December, it's safe to assume that it didn't happen. Apart from that: only Bilanz reported on it and it didn't sound like they actually asked Amazon for confirmation.
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Old 12.02.2018, 15:26
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Amazon do ship to Switzerland. I have a UK account and it seems that if Amazon stock the item themselves they will ship it and rebate 20% vat. Happy shopping.
i think this applies only to certain items (e.g. books), but most items cannot be delivered to Switzerland.

i usually check for electronics that i cannot find anywhere in toppreise, and most of them cannot be delivered here
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Old 12.02.2018, 15:37
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i think this applies only to certain items (e.g. books), but most items cannot be delivered to Switzerland.

i usually check for electronics that i cannot find anywhere in toppreise, and most of them cannot be delivered here
Most of the time such items are not sold or shipped by Amazon but by a third party Market Place dealer from their own location. But sometimes it is from Amazon and can still not be shipped, strangely sometimes a similar but not the same item can be shipped. Like screwdriver No. 3 cannot be shipped, but No. 4 and 2.
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