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Buying furniture from Pfister (any other suggestions?)

Hello! I am looking to buy some new furniture for my bedroom and living room. I personally don't like Ikea and Conforama. Given the lack of furniture stores in Geneva, I quickly came across Pfister! I am not entirely convinced of their Price vs. Quality, does anyone have any suggestion where I can buy a nice set of bedroom furniture for example? It can be within Switzerland/near France/Germany.

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Have you tried checking out Interio? They have reasonable prices and their furniture's quality is better than Ikea.
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Not yet, just browsed their website. The simple ones are good & cheap. A slightly creative one looks as expensive. I will go check! Thanks alot!
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Have you been to Maisons du Monde in Annemasse? I really like their furniture, there are a couple of other stores that share a car park so well worth a visit.
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Have you been to Maisons du Monde in Annemasse? I really like their furniture, there are a couple of other stores that share a car park so well worth a visit.
Wonderful advice! Thanks Robyn
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Have you been to Maisons du Monde in Annemasse? I really like their furniture, there are a couple of other stores that share a car park so well worth a visit.
Any idea how the customs will work if you buy from France? Guess if they deliver they have to pay an import tax?
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Any idea how the customs will work if you buy from France? Guess if they deliver they have to pay an import tax?
The delivery people sort it all out. Claim back the French TVA, and pay the Swiss TVA.
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Re: Buying furniture from Pfister (any other suggestions?)

They do deliver to Switzerland but you will be charged a fee by customs on top of the delivery fee as far as I know, I haven't done done it myself but a friend bought from them. In my experience it is always more cost effective to bring the items across the border with paperwork, pay swiss vat and get the form stamped for a vat refund from the shop. Up to you whether you can be bothered doing this with big bits of furniture!

Another place with furniture shops is Sallanches - about 45 mins from geneva off the A40, there is a lot of high quality french interior shops, plus a decent hardware/DIY shop for light fittings etc.
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Thanks Robyn!
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Re: Buying furniture from Pfister (any other suggestions?)

I have just furnished an apartment and used interio, micasa and maisons du monde. Micasa deliver furniture and their service to do so is inexpensive I thought. Maisons du monde also. You get sent an email/letter from the customs people about a week or so before the delivery with the import tax due to be paid. Once this is paid they release the consignment snd your furniture arrives. If you're buying big items I found this to be easier and more cost effective than hiring a van and doing it yourself. You should also get onto the discount website www.westwing.ch as they have lots of interesting stuff.
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They do deliver to Switzerland but you will be charged a fee by customs on top of the delivery fee as far as I know, I haven't done done it myself but a friend bought from them. In my experience it is always more cost effective to bring the items across the border with paperwork, pay swiss vat and get the form stamped for a vat refund from the shop. Up to you whether you can be bothered doing this with big bits of furniture!

Another place with furniture shops is Sallanches - about 45 mins from geneva off the A40, there is a lot of high quality french interior shops, plus a decent hardware/DIY shop for light fittings etc.
Sallanches is going to be a hell away though!
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Re: Buying furniture from Pfister (any other suggestions?)

seipp in tayngen i liked, d-sign in wollishofen, bogen 33, brockenhaus, micasa, depot, butlers, westwing, who's perfect, design-einrichten.de...there is soooo much possibilities... too much to list.
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seipp in tayngen i liked, d-sign in wollishofen, bogen 33, brockenhaus, micasa, depot, butlers, westwing, who's perfect, design-einrichten.de...there is soooo much possibilities... too much to list.
This is soooo good! I infact just browsed a webpage and it is fantastic! Thanks sooo much!
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Re: Buying furniture from Pfister (any other suggestions?)

If you can get across to Rheinfelden there is a huge MMZ Mobel store behind the Kaufland (opposite the McDonalds on the roundabout).

http://www.mmz-moebel.com/

And in Lorrach a store next door to Lidl with gorgeous furniture and lighting at the upper end of the market.

http://www.marken-und-moebel.com/
http://www.lohmueller-lichtundwohnen.de/
http://www.linea-italia.de/index_1.html

Also when driving out of Weil am Rhein I have seen some bigbox furniture stores as you approach the autobahn towards Lorrach. I don't know their names off the top of my head but they are pretty easy to find by car.
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If you can get across to Rheinfelden there is a huge MMZ Mobel store behind the Kaufland (opposite the McDonalds on the roundabout).

http://www.mmz-moebel.com/

And in Lorrach a store next door to Lidl with gorgeous furniture and lighting at the upper end of the market.

http://www.marken-und-moebel.com/
http://www.lohmueller-lichtundwohnen.de/
http://www.linea-italia.de/index_1.html

Also when driving out of Weil am Rhein I have seen some bigbox furniture stores as you approach the autobahn towards Lorrach. I don't know their names off the top of my head but they are pretty easy to find by car.


Kurbee, my only issue is tax is France and Germany. Do we end up paying alot in the whole de-tax process? Do you have any experience??
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Re: Buying furniture from Pfister (any other suggestions?)

When we went to MMZ if we wanted to place large order for delivery into Switzerland they would arrange the tax processing as part of the service.

Otherwise you just pay the Swiss tax at Rheinfelden and claim back the German. It's a very simple process.
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Thanks alot Kurbee!
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BoConcept is another option
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Re: Buying furniture from Pfister (any other suggestions?)

Is Pfister actually over-priced? I found similar beds in Interio but Pfister is like CHF 500 more! =((
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Is Pfister actually over-priced? I found similar beds in Interio but Pfister is like CHF 500 more! =((

You have to compare carefully as Pfister may include delivery in that price. If delivery and assembly is included, they call this "Pfister Full Service." As far as I know, this option is not offered at Interio.


Of course you can also pick the items up yourself at Pfister.
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