How do people usually buy big box stuff in European cities?
October 6, 2010 10:19 AM Subscribe
How do carless people usually buy big box stuff in European cities?
posted by qvantamon to shopping (32 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Coming from Seattle, where the procedure is mostly "drive to Best Buy, throw it in the trunk, drive home", I'm a bit lost on how I would, for example, buy a large printer (in Zurich specifically, if that matters), given that:
I don't have a car
It's a bit too bulky to carry home on a tram (or walk a couple blocks with it)
I'm not home and there's no leasing office for my apartment to receive deliveries
It's not big enough (like an appliance) to justify staying at home just to receive it
I can see a few obvious solutions to the problem (get a cab, bite the bullet and lug the box around, etc), but I'm more interested in trying to find out how locals would typically do this.