What happened to CW?

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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by nbg » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:30 pm

0uatiOW wrote:
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Switzerland is a Schengen country, so I can walk in and out from France or Germany without any border control, so does that mean technically speaking, I should be declaring anything I’ve bought in Switzerland when I return?
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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by H0rati0 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:58 am

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Thanks, didn’t know that. Does that mean we in other EU countries (currently...), have to pay VAT when importing from Switzerland?

Switzerland is a Schengen country, so I can walk in and out from France or Germany without any border control, so does that mean technically speaking, I should be declaring anything I’ve bought in Switzerland when I return?
Yep, technically you should claims a Swiss VAT refund (minimum purchase 300 CHF) at the border post (if you can find one) and then pay your home country's VAT.

For a business importing from Switzerland, Swiss VAT should not be levied on export and importing country VAT is assessed on landing.

While Switzerland is part of Schengen, the customs controls remain.
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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by theaaronp » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am

Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.
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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by Essex Paul » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:16 am

theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.

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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:31 am

Essex Paul wrote:
theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.

del.jpg
That is amateur. Mike’s promise of change still hasn’t started it’s journey then.
Correction, if I may.

Change has happened. Image

'Documents' were never previously placed in a clear wallet on the outside of a package.

What is on display is though, I will agree, unacceptable. :grumble:

@theaaronp - will you be raising this issue directly with CW?

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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by theaaronp » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:38 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:31 am
Essex Paul wrote:
theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.

del.jpg
That is amateur. Mike’s promise of change still hasn’t started it’s journey then.
Correction, if I may.

Change has happened. Image

'Documents' were never previously placed in a clear wallet on the outside of a package.

What is on display is though, I will agree, unacceptable. :grumble:

@theaaronp - will you be raising this issue directly with CW?

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I'll be emailing them asking why this information was displayed in this way, not that I expect much more than a copy and paste answer.

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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by Essex Paul » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:55 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:31 am
Essex Paul wrote:
theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.

del.jpg
That is amateur. Mike’s promise of change still hasn’t started it’s journey then.
Correction, if I may.

Change has happened. Image

'Documents' were never previously placed in a clear wallet on the outside of a package.

What is on display is though, I will agree, unacceptable. :grumble:

@theaaronp - will you be raising this issue directly with CW?

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Ok stand corrected. And the receiving of wrong items ordered in the sale?
That the next thing to be changed? :lol:
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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by H0rati0 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:39 pm

theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.
Shoddy - presumably that should have been the address label?

Hats off to the courier for even finding you - I presume the delivery address must have been visible somewhere?

Could have been worse I suppose, at least they didn't expose your CC number :lol:
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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by theaaronp » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:45 pm

H0rati0 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:39 pm
theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.
Shoddy - presumably that should have been the address label?

Hats off to the courier for even finding you - I presume the delivery address must have been visible somewhere?

Could have been worse I suppose, at least they didn't expose your CC number :lol:
One side had my address on it, this was on the other side.

Absolutely zero reason why it should be stuck on the outside of an envelope. It should have been placed inside.

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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by H0rati0 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:02 pm

theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:45 pm

One side had my address on it, this was on the other side.

Absolutely zero reason why it should be stuck on the outside of an envelope. It should have been placed inside.
Peculiar as well - but still shoddy. :shock:
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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by Granarg » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:43 pm

I incurred in a similar issue, with my order not being processes until I asked further explanation to CW's customer service, which promptly fixed the issue and made sure my order was dispatched

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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by gwells » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:32 pm

i think it's pretty common for packing slips to be on the outside of a box in a clear sleeve. but they normally only show shipping information outwardly and rarely ever have pricing on them.
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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by tikkathree » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:10 pm

0uatiOW wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:39 pm
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^^^the scenery's better?
The hills are alive? Ok, so that's Austria...
:lol:

The chocolate? Skiing?

Unless "Meinberg" thinks Switzerland is in the Eurozone? :lol:
Switzerland is in the Single Market, which allows free movement of goods between it and the EU, so if the EU is a more important market than the UK, then there is trade upside to moving there. Lower corporation tax and VAT rates too.
When I buy watches from Brellum in Switzerland I know that I'm going to receive a VAT/Duty demand once my watch has arrived with HMRC.

I'm quite intrigued by the prospect of The chocolate skiing though.
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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by SlowLoris » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:02 pm

theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.

del.jpg
Calm down dear. While this is unfortunate, It's hardly 'all showing to the public' as it's been delivered by courier.

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Re: What happened to CW?

Post by Lavaine » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:50 pm

SlowLoris wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:02 pm
theaaronp wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Delivered today, with the packing info, order info, order number, value etc. all showing to the public.

Can't say I'm a fan of CW's approach to data protection.

del.jpg
Calm down dear. While this is unfortunate, It's hardly 'all showing to the public' as it's been delivered by courier.
And I'm sure no courier company employee has ever skimmed private information gleaned from a parcel.
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