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Anyone ever ordered Persil direct from Germany?

Posted by tennblondie78 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 21, 13 at 13:49

Has anyone ever ordered Persil and Vernel from a German website? I was wondering if it would be cheaper to do that and pay international shipping than the high prices in the US for it. Just curious. I tried to do it through Amazon.de just to get an idea of what shipping would be, but when I get to the checkout page it says it can't ship.


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RE: Anyone ever ordered Persil direct from Germany?

I checked eBay.de but it seems most retailers on there seem to ship only here in Germany. Besides, the packages are expensive. How much do you pay for a box of Persil? Which size?

Alex


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RE: Anyone ever ordered Persil direct from Germany?

I paid $41 USD for a 48 load box of Persil Color Gold Megaperls...


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RE: Anyone ever ordered Persil direct from Germany?

Three packs of Persil (the concentrated formula) would give you 48 loads. If on sale, you'd pay $15 in a store over here. I have not looked into shipping options yet, though. I expect it to be rather expensive.


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RE: Anyone ever ordered Persil direct from Germany?

We've had a Miele washer for a bit > 10 years and have used nothing but Persil. When purchased, the model we chose was the one "larger size" sold. If I remember right it has a 5 kilo capacity instead of the very tiny 3.5 or so that they put out with their standard models. SO, it's bigger but still more like the smallish European size compared to other front loaders made for the American market.

Our experience is that like American laundry products, the recommended amount per load shown on the Persil boxes is WAY too much. We use the concentrated Megaperls color (now called Color Gold), and either the non concentrated or concentrated (Megaperls) with oxy bleach for whites.

I think the little scooper we use is a teaspoon but I'm not sure. It's small. We use 1 measure of concentrated grains for a full load and 1.5 of the non concentrated. If the load is dirtier than normal, we might sprinkle one third of a measure into the prewash slot, and if the load is less than full, we might use only 2/3rds in total.

I just weighed one of our little scoops full of Megaperls and it contains 10 grams of the product. Rounding up to 15 grams (more than we average per load) and with a 3.2 kg box, that's over 200 loads for the $41 box. The box recommends using something like 3 times as much as we do and I can say from experience that's much more than is needed to do the job.

We don't have little kids who play in the dirt so perhaps our loads aren't as dirty as what a very young family would have. But even when washing much dirtier than normal stuff, it always comes out completely clean and with a light fresh smell.

Try using less, see what your experience is.


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