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Johan Bové

The bi-yearly German tradition of changing the season-specific tires on your car event has taken place today. Thanks to our company leasing, a quick flash of the "service card" and we were done with it.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

The Conrad store in is closing on February 15th. Another victim of how unfair competition from web shops and rental cost pressure is destroying physical stores. I’m not sure how many people lose their jobs; For me a joy disappears as I loved going through the store looking for cool new things.

Article on RP-Online (German) : https://rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/duesseldorf/conrad-schliesst-seine-duesseldorfer-filiale_aid-482501...

Johan Bové

Looking at Swatch Pay over NFC

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Looked at Swatch Pay in the local Swatch Store. Promising idea, but German banks still have issues trusting the NFC payment system as my private credit card is not supported and I need to register for a WireCard Boon virtual credit card in order to be able to use Swatch Pay. Unverified I can only top off the card up to €100 per month. The virtual debet card needs to be filled with money for this to work. Not super hassle free... and for now Boon is free, but for how long? How are they making any money out of all of this? And the Boon Terms and Conditions are not to be messed around with. 

 

Johan Bové

Why is it so common at German home parties that the - often twenty-something - guests all feel the compelling urgent need to ALL loudly sing-a-long with the worst music known to man.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Schulferien.org - Ferien, Feiertage, Kalender

Very good German holidays calendar.