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For sale - Vignettes for Switzerland - valid until 31/1/19

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For sale Swiss vignette, valid until 31/1/19.

£18 posted.
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Good luck - the 2019 vignettes are now available and valid until 31/1/20
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@look4now, yeah, £32.00 for 14 months (max) makes your £18 for 6 weeks look somewhat pricey!
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@look4now, yeah, £32.00 for 14 months (max) makes your £18 for 6 weeks look somewhat pricey!


In fairness to the OP: Not to someone who has a trip planned at Xmas or New Year but then nothing else in CH in 2019.
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Er.....it’s illegal to resell them.
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@midgetbiker, edge case.
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@look4now, My understanding is that the vignette must be stuck to the car windscreen, and once stuck, it's difficult to remove, which is why Swiss cars often have several years' stickers on them.
Does that mean that you're asking £18 for the vignette still attached to the car? If so, what sort of car is it? At that price for the two, I might be interested.
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@Chamcham, titter!!
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@valais2, explains why those advertised on eBay get taken down quickly.
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Even if you go out before Christmas they will sell you a 2019 one. And yes, they are a pita to remove. There's a special tool they sell in CH for the job. Glorified razor blades.
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They’re perforated as I recall, always ended up with bits on the blade, bits on the windscreen, bits on the floor....... Gave up in the end and did the right thing and bought one Very Happy
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Not sure if its the same now? but if you parked up and went to the little booth bit when buying rather than the mobile dispensing people, they just gave it to you, and you stuck it on yourself, we used to have it on a piece of clear sticky backed plastic and swapped it beween 2 cars. It is basically impossible to remove in one piece from the stuck surface as @Nickski, and @KenX, suggest.
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Not quite impossible though, Autoglass transferred my vignette after a windscreen replacement. I watched them do it.
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Not quite impossible though, Autoglass transferred my vignette after a windscreen replacement. I watched them do it.

My own, purely personal, experience of Autoglass is that they struggle to deal with the actual glass changing part so how did they do it then ? Zorracs method with the clear plastic is the usual way to get round this but I have heard stories, maybe made up, of police checking this.
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They had a good sized, sharp-bladed scraper that slowly took it off in one piece.
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skier52 wrote:
They had a good sized, sharp-bladed scraper that slowly took it off in one piece.


Fair enough, they did well because those things are really sticky and, like someone said above, are designed to come apart if you try and remove.
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I have heard (ahem!) that if you put a decent amount of Vaseline on the glass before you apply the sticker it is quite easy to take it off and put on another car...allegedly!

It only works for a while...don't go back after six months, it will be well stuck by then.
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It is basically impossible to remove in one piece from the stuck surface as @Nickski, and @KenX, suggest.

Nope, hair dryer to warm the glue, window cleaning scraper (basically a Stanley blade mounted horizontally in a handle) and it's proper easy. The softened glue is then fine for attaching to another windscreen.*
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Er.....it’s illegal to resell them.

Oooh, call Scotland Yard, they'll be straight on it.

*I know this because I scrapped my truck in mid 2017 and was neither paying for another, nor willing to go through the official 'scrapped car/smashed windscreen' process on the CH site.
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Is it true you don't need a Vignette IF only going as far as the Airport? (From France ie Bardonnex?)
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@boredsurfin, nope.
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@under a new name, Toofy Grin oops, I've been very lucky then ...
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@boredsurfin, nope.


Is that because it applies to the roads / dual carriageways ? around the airport ? Just interested as I sometimes park my car in an off airport car park at Meyrin, never been anybody at the border post but I then drive about a 2km along the swiss road until turning off into an industrial estate.
Boredsurfing could go around to the french side if he is only collecting / dropping off ?
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@boredsurfin, @under a new name,

Actually, this would indicate I am OK and @boredsurfin could do it with a bit of navigating.

https://www.gva.ch/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/fichiers/publications/af.pdf
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It’s perfectly possible to use both sides of the airport without using the motorway and thus not need a vignette. If you enter Switzerland on the French motorway then you need one as you’re immediately on a Swiss motorway, indeed you’re unlikely to get past the vignette salespeople. From Chamonix depending on the time of day it can be as quick to come off the French motorway early and drive through the city of Geneva and avoid the need for a vignette. IMHO better just to pay up and look big, it’s not cheap to get caught.
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@jbob, Yep, my thought as well, Best Buy one again, as I have lost last years....I think I left it in a French hire car Embarassed
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