Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby Xenops » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:05 am

I’ve had fewer issues with my credit card and/or PayPal overseas: I just get an email saying “is this you? Then don’t worry about it.”
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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby Snufkin » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:14 am

I have had a terrible experience with Standaard Boekhandel. I ordered books from their website and I received them damaged. I notified them on the same day for a return/refund, it took them one month to respond. And on top of that, it was an automatic response... Of course, this is only my experience with them and I might have been very unlucky.

There's this list of independent online bookstores : https://www.kaabee.be/belgischewebshopsboeken.html
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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby Tristano » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:45 am

There is also amazon.nl
I don't know if they send abroad though. I guess they do it but with limitations.
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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby PeterMollenburg » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:52 am

Tristano wrote:There is also amazon.nl
I don't know if they send abroad though. I guess they do it but with limitations.


Good suggestion, but restricted to sending to NL and BE only. They definitely don't want the Dutch language to spread!
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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby PeterMollenburg » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:59 am

Snufkin wrote:I have had a terrible experience with Standaard Boekhandel. I ordered books from their website and I received them damaged. I notified them on the same day for a return/refund, it took them one month to respond. And on top of that, it was an automatic response... Of course, this is only my experience with them and I might have been very unlucky.

There's this list of independent online bookstores : https://www.kaabee.be/belgischewebshopsboeken.html


Thanks for your feedback, Snufkin. I've had no replies from the bookstores I have mentioned that I emailed. I feel a huge spending spree on bol.com is in the works in the coming days out of fear of not finding an alternative before their policy comes into effect (1st Nov), especially since I have very little spare time lately. It just seems that the sparse international customers are of no value to their business models. We are more hastle than what we're worth.

Thanks too for the list, I'll take a look :)
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