The Carlito

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  1. MWR / German Tax ID?

    The tax ID isn't required due to the VAT. No leasing provider I knwo will do business with someone unless there's a german tax ID. A unit purchase using VAT forms won't work, because we wouldn't receive any payment from MWR. When it comes to leasing contracts, we get the money from the leasing provider and they receive their monthly payments from the party that's leasing the bikes.   How the VAT would be handled in case a leasing is possible is another, rather complicated question. Though that's something the leasing provider and MWR would have to discuss.
  2. We're looking for a retail salesperson for our store in Sindelfingen (Stuttgart area). We're part of the B.O.C./ Bikemax Group which currently operates 34 stores throughout the country.   You'd be selling bicycles and accessories as well as handling the "usual suspects" procurement and presentation. Since we do have quite some service members, civilian DOD employees and contractors visiting our store, we'd be happy to have a native speaker on our team. (And to be honest, I'd like the idea of someone else being able to take care of this / support me, because as of now - I'm more or less the only one handling this and it can be too much on Saturdays and Mondays )   The position is fulltime and we're looking for someone who's also capable of handling sales talks in german. Whether that's on a near native level, fluent or conversational, depends on your prior experience concerning retail and whether you have been involved in the bike industry in any capacity so far. However we don't insist on you hitting the trails every weekend or competing in semi-pro triathlon events. Especially now that it's getting colder and the season is over, there will be plenty of time for you to "learn on the job".   You can get in touch with us via e-mail, sindelfingen@bikemax.de or use the contact details in the link below.   https://www.boc24.de/assets/download/46/Stellenanzeige_FILIALE_Verkauf_WG1_WG2-3246-3246.pdf  
  3. We're looking for a retail salesperson for our store in Sindelfingen (Stuttgart area). We're part of the B.O.C./ Bikemax Group which currently operates 34 stores throughout the country.   You'd be selling bicycles and accessories as well as handling the "usual suspects" procurement and presentation. Since we do have quite some service members, civilian DOD employees and contractors visiting our store, we'd be happy to have a native speaker on our team. (And to be honest, I'd like the idea of someone else being able to take care of this / support me, because as of now - I'm more or less the only one handling this and it can be too much on Saturdays and Mondays )   The position is fulltime and we're looking for someone who's also capable of handling sales talks in german. Whether that's on a near native level, fluent or conversational, depends on your prior experience concerning retail and whether you have been involved in the bike industry in any capacity so far. However we don't insist on you hitting the trails every weekend or competing in semi-pro triathlon events. Especially now that it's getting colder and the season is over, there will be plenty of time for you to "learn on the job".   You can get in touch with us via e-mail, sindelfingen@bikemax.de or use the contact details in the link below.   https://www.boc24.de/assets/download/46/Stellenanzeige_FILIALE_Verkauf_WG1_WG2-3246-3246.pdf      
  4. MWR / German Tax ID?

    Hi there!   I was wondering whether there might be someone from MWR (ideally Outdoor Recreation) present here. I have sold them bikes for their rental fleet at Kelley before, but now they're considering the option of leasing electric bikes.   I know that they've got some germans on their staff but even my contact at OR Kelley was unsure, whether they've got a german tax ID and his boss is kinda hard to get a hold of. Maybe someone here on the forum has been involved in something similar before or can at least tell me, whether each installations MWR branch (or the party ultimately responsible for the payment) actually has a german tax ID. The leasing providers I've talked to never dealt with leasing to US Forces before, though they've told me it should be doable in theory, as long as they're provided with a german tax ID.   Regards   Patrick
  5. I work in a bike shop in the Sindelfingen / Böblingen area. When I initially read your post, I was convinced we're talking hydraulic disc brakes. In that case the price would make sense and could even be way higher. But for V-Brakes...   A pair of decent Shimano brake pads will cost roughly 10 bucks, maybe a bit more depending on the shop. Entry level pads would be at +/- 5 Euros. So that would be 10 to 20 Euros for the pads. Does the bill actually say what kind of pads they put on the bike? Or what the labor was, in terms of the time it took them to change the pads? I mean it's not like changing pads on V-Brakes takes an awful lot of time.   The whole thing is definetely weird. We wouldn't even keep / accept a bike in our shop without giving the customer a quote. You should at least leave them a horrible review on Google. Make sure you ask a native speaker for help. I mean most of their customers will be german after all...