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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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby Tristano » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:03 am

PeterMollenburg wrote:
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!


I can help illegaly with ludicrous fees if you want :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby tangleweeds » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:51 pm

Tristano wrote:I can help illegaly with ludicrous fees if you want :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

You might just have a business model there...

Seriously, though, I know it's done a lot in Japan, as my roomie is into Lolita fashions and has to work with buyers pretty often.
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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby lingua » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:21 pm

That is unfortunate that amazon.nl won't ship outside of NL/BE. I ordered from amazon.it to the US once because what I wanted wasn't available at my usual Italian source (www.mondadoristore.it). I wonder how it's decided where the different European Amazons will ship?
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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby Querneus » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:17 am

Tristano wrote:I can help illegaly with ludicrous fees if you want :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

It might not even be illegal. I really doubt purchases of most Amazon physical, dead-tree books come with do-not-resell clauses...
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Re: Bol.com to cease sending Dutch content abroad

Postby Xenops » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:35 am

tangleweeds wrote:
Tristano wrote:I can help illegaly with ludicrous fees if you want :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

You might just have a business model there...

Seriously, though, I know it's done a lot in Japan, as my roomie is into Lolita fashions and has to work with buyers pretty often.


For my clothing/manga/art supplies needs, I've used a proxy--https://zenmarket.jp for example. I know other proxies and forwarding companies exist for Japanese goods, why not other places as well?
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