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What are Swiss prices for SAKS? 1667

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What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« on: March 21, 2009, 02:34:01 AM »
What are Swiss prices for SAKS? I know Leathermans cost 2x or more in the UK than they do in the US. Are SAKs the same way in the USA?

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 02:39:19 AM »
Don't ask... :(
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009, 02:42:05 AM »
Pre 911, when you could buy SAKs at airports (and even on planes), I used to spend a fair bit of time waiting for flights at Zurich airport. Given that the prices there were supposedly duty free, I dread to think what they were outside. Crazy high.

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 02:46:38 AM »
I had bought my ST-X in the Zurich international airport and it surely was post-9/11. I remember I wasn't allowed to carry it on me, though, so the lady at the swiss army shop arranged for it to be handled by the air hostesses (;)) and I only got to get it back after we landed in Athens... ::) Why should they have all the fun, is well beyond my comprehension...  ::)
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 02:57:03 AM »
I bought my Vic Spirit in Zug (up the road a bit from where my ancestors came from, dating back to the mid 1200's) and I paid essentially the same price as if I were in the US, within a few CHF.  I suspect sales tax in Switzerland is fairly high.

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009, 06:00:20 AM »
Felinevet prices are almost always cheaper than retail shop prices for SAKs, even in Switzerland, if the knife is available to US dealers.

If you go SAK shopping in Switzerland,  look for the new and the old.   New stuff we haven't got yet,  or nice, minty old stuff if they have it!

The "Swiss Knife Center" in Interlaken had the Traveller Lite before any of the other shops in that city, and almost a year before it made it to the US.


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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009, 01:03:47 PM »
Here's a sampling of some Victorinox prices in Switzerland:

Nomad - 34 CHF
Bantam - 13 CHF
Alox Bantam - 19 CHF
Alox Cadet - 26 CHF
Waiter - 14 CHF
Explorer - 39 CHF
Sentinel - 24 CHF
Outrider - 53 CHF
One Hand Trekker - 41 CHF
New Soldier - 44 CHF
Alox Soldier - 29 CHF
GAK - 44 CHF
Spirit - 126 CHF
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009, 01:53:56 PM »
Thanks thaugen.  :tu: That looks to be round about, or slightly less than the prices in the UK.


Oh and welcome to the forum.  :D

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2009, 03:16:44 PM »
Thanks for the response  :tu:

Welcome to the forum.  :cheers:

I'm back!!
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2009, 03:54:14 PM »
You're more than welcome.  Glad I could help and it's great to be a part of this forum!
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2009, 03:58:11 PM »
Yes, thank you thaugen :salute:

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2009, 09:08:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum, thaugen :tu:

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2009, 09:22:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum mate :tu:

And thanks for the info :)

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2009, 09:30:30 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum thaugen.

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2009, 12:26:07 AM »
I had bought my ST-X in the Zurich international airport and it surely was post-9/11. I remember I wasn't allowed to carry it on me, though, so the lady at the swiss army shop arranged for it to be handled by the air hostesses (;)) and I only got to get it back after we landed in Athens... ::) Why should they have all the fun, is well beyond my comprehension...  ::)

At least the hostesses liked your tool ::)
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009, 03:29:29 AM »
 :salute: Welcome to the forum sir :tu: :D
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2009, 10:35:44 PM »
Welcome to the forum  thaugen  :D  Now how far away from the Victorinox factory do you live ?  :D

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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2009, 02:37:40 AM »
Welcome  :cheers:
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2009, 09:32:43 AM »
It's great to receive such a warm welcome to the forum!  I live in Zurich so I am not too far from Ibach.  It's nice living in the land of Swiss army knives, but dangerous on the bank account...
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2009, 09:39:30 AM »
ETH ftw! :D
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Re: What are Swiss prices for SAKS?
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2009, 06:22:56 PM »
It's great to receive such a warm welcome to the forum!  I live in Zurich so I am not too far from Ibach.  It's nice living in the land of Swiss army knives, but dangerous on the bank account...
I'll bet it is :D

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