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Old 30.07.2010, 16:55
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Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

So, in attempt to save a few shekels, I looked on Amazon.de to order a few printer cartridges.

(We have a few perfectly good ones left over from the US, but apparently, printer ink is regionalized... grrr.)

When I went to check out, Amazon said, "Sorry, we cannot ship printer ink to Switzerland."

Is there some sort of cabal that controls the printer ink that goes in and out of Switzerland? What gives?
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Old 31.07.2010, 00:20
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Re: Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

I ordered ink the other day from E-Bay and it was shipped from the UK. I received it with no problems.

Also did Amazon directly sell the ink or was it a supplier advertised on Amazon? Some suppliers won´t ship outside of their own country
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Old 31.07.2010, 10:47
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Re: Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

None of the Amazon stores will send anything other than books, CDs and DVDs outside their own borders, it's not specific to printer ink and it's not personal
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Re: Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

Anyone know why Amazon.co.uk/de/fr won't ship Electronics to Switzerland? This is very frustrating.

Here's the list of countries that they will ship to: UK Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland, etc

So why is it possible to ship to Bulgaria, but not Switzerland?
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Anyone know why Amazon.co.uk/de/fr won't ship Electronics to Switzerland? This is very frustrating.

Here's the list of countries that they will ship to: UK Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland, etc

So why is it possible to ship to Bulgaria, but not Switzerland?
Which country in the list is not in the EU?

They ship some electronics to Switzerland but my experience is that they don't ship dvds, dvd players and some other stuff.
Also, amazon itself often ships to Switzerland but the other sellers on amazon do not.
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Re: Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

Ah yes, you are right. The list of countries they ship to is very likely the 27 EU countries. Thanks for explaining the list. And yes this was Amazon.co.uk's own list. The other resellers seemed to follow suit.

Any suggestions on how to get around the restriction?

Note: I contacted a few of the resellers directly to see if they would still ship to CH (based on some posts I saw in the EnglishForum). Will see.
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Re: Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

Here's the list from Amazon.co.uk of what they will ship, and to where. In case you are interested:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cus...24836&pop-up=1
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Re: Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

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Ah yes, you are right. The list of countries they ship to is very likely the 27 EU countries. Thanks for explaining the list. And yes this was Amazon.co.uk's own list. The other resellers seemed to follow suit.

Any suggestions on how to get around the restriction?

Note: I contacted a few of the resellers directly to see if they would still ship to CH (based on some posts I saw in the EnglishForum). Will see.
They probably have Germany on the list. Have it sent to this link:
http://versanddepot.ch/ then go to Konstanz. 1 1/2 hours by train from ZH to fetch it.
Dont forget to get you tax refund and the forms stamped at customs, when you leave. You can then collect the vat exemption on your return.
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Re: Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

Not directly helpful I guess, but you might save money by ordering through Peach. It's a small Swiss company that manufactures in the Czech Republic and is routinely bullied by the bigger companies.

Peach Cartridges

So far I've only used it once but I had a good experience. Got 3 or 4 cartridges for the price of one in the shop.
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Re: Issues with buying printer ink from Amazon.de?

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Ah yes, you are right. The list of countries they ship to is very likely the 27 EU countries. Thanks for explaining the list. And yes this was Amazon.co.uk's own list. The other resellers seemed to follow suit.

Any suggestions on how to get around the restriction?

Note: I contacted a few of the resellers directly to see if they would still ship to CH (based on some posts I saw in the EnglishForum). Will see.
Just noticed you're in Neuchatel, quite a distance from Konstanz.
Meant well ...
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