Hey, I looked at my Lulu shopping cart again, and shipping and handling went up by a dollar: $13.97! Weird.
– AlexSchroeder 2009-10-16 11:06 UTC
Buying it from Sphärenmeister in Germany is much better:
|Diaspora - Hard SF FATE||28,95 €|
|Gesamtbetrag ohne MwSt.||28,74 €|
Often small shops will not sell without VAT to Switzerland. This is cool. About $43.
– AlexSchroeder 2009-10-16 11:21 UTC
You probably know this already, but I read on an amazon.de info page that certain tax exemptions exist when importing from Germany to Switzerland. Sure enough, the package arrived without me having to pay anything extra.
– Marco 2009-10-16 14:38 UTC
Yup. No VAT if and only if 7.6% of the package does not exceed CHF 5.- – otherwise you’ll pay 7.6% + CHF 18.- service charge. A source of much annoyance!!
– AlexSchroeder 2009-10-16 18:51 UTC