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Re: Buying furniture in Maisons du monde

Bit of confusion up there.

There's no "detax" for Germany; it's a French system.

Also, there's no detax machine (as far as I'm aware) anywhere in Basel, although I do wonder if the Frenchies in SBB have one.
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Bit of confusion up there.

There's no "detax" for Germany; it's a French system.

Also, there's no detax machine (as far as I'm aware) anywhere in Basel, although I do wonder if the Frenchies in SBB have one.
Not true. Global Bue works also in Germany and the machines should be in Basel as well - it's paneuropean. Since MdM in France uses this system, they should also use it in Germany.

Details how it works can be found HERE.
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Old 07.11.2015, 19:02
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Not true. Global Bue works also in Germany and the machines should be in Basel as well - it's paneuropean. Since MdM in France uses this system, they should also use it in Germany.

Details how it works can be found HERE.
You said Detax, which I assumed was you trying to type Detaxe which is a French tax refund system.
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We are also very lucky to have great friends just over the border who are happy to take any orders for us.
Yeah, we need more of those.
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You said Detax, which I assumed was you trying to type Detaxe which is a French tax refund system.
Detax - tax removal I know nothing about any additional French system. GB worked for me very well. Maybe Detaxe joined GB? Because when I ask about detax they give me GB forms to fill
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Thanks Adrian- yes, France is VERY local to us indeed
You know exactly what i mean Odile, stop splitting hairs

Supporting local commerce means supporting businesses in your commune where you pay tax as you well know at your age.

Sure go to France every 5 minutes but don't come back complaining you can buy a pint of milk in the corner shop because it no longer exists, or buying a bed or a piece of furniture from France that isn't quite right or is missing pieces
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Re: Buying furniture in Maisons du monde

If you find me a furniture store near here- I'll go!

'Sure go to France every 5 minutes but don't come back complaining you can buy a pint of milk in the corner shop because it no longer exists,'...

just come back from our local store with milk, sausage, cheese, soft dark brown sugar, veg and coffee, plus some wine- thanks (but yes we do shop in very nearby France too- as on UK only pensions in - it makes sense- tah). My age, sweetheart, has little to do with it, hey ho- you condescending ****

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You know exactly what i mean Odile, stop splitting hairs

Supporting local commerce means supporting businesses in your commune where you pay tax as you well know at your age.

Sure go to France every 5 minutes but don't come back complaining you can buy a pint of milk in the corner shop because it no longer exists, or buying a bed or a piece of furniture from France that isn't quite right or is missing pieces
Don't be ridiculous It's not that France has sprouted roots around western Swiss borders last monday What business had to go it already went. Rest is holding strongly and have loyal group of customers. It is the other way around: big franchise shops just across the borders on the French side increase the prices to meet their local Swiss customers expectations :P That way we all feel we are buying quality stuff because every Swiss person knows one thing: what is expensive must have a good quality :>

And furniture? Tell me one thing: why around 70% of Swiss houses I have visited are furnished in cheap Ikea?
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Re: Buying furniture in Maisons du monde

Not ours Jakub, that is for sure

Most of our furniture is Swiss, locally made in the 1870s- and some UK stuff from local stores (at the time .
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Not ours Jakub, that is for sure

Most of our furniture is Swiss, locally made in the 1870s- and some UK stuff from local stores (at the time .
I always presumed that you are in the other 30% Odile
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Re: Buying furniture in Maisons du monde

Hello,
I know that they are running a promotion now with 10% off everything in the store. This is because of the rate of the Euro, so maybe that will help you.
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Hello,
I know that they are running a promotion now with 10% off everything in the store. This is because of the rate of the Euro, so maybe that will help you.
Thanks, its helpful, I will cal them tomorrow morning
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Re: Buying furniture in Maisons du monde

Do you still like your sofa? Was it a good quality? We are thinking of buying one from them but reading the reviews from the UK is quite off-putting...
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All the furniture bought in Maisons du monde are not good quality. Sofa looks ok but material is poor quality and already doesn't look nice (after 5 months).
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All the furniture bought in Maisons du monde are not good quality. Sofa looks ok but material is poor quality and already doesn't look nice (after 5 months).
Thank you, that's a comment I was waiting for. If you don't mind me asking, what sofa did you buy? Was the material velvet, by any chance? That's what I was looking to buy http://www.maisonsdumonde.com/CH/de/...zza-133113.htm
I do expect velvet to wear off, and I actually prefer the 'worn' velvet look on sofas, but it's entirely another thing if it's such a poor quality it just looks and feels wrong... You mentioned other furniture - what else did you buy from MdM and what was wrong with the itmes? Thank you so much, I appreciate your feedback!
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I cannot find the sofa we bought, but this one is very similar: http://www.maisonsdumonde.com/CH/de/...ils-140250.htm to what we have.
We also ordered a dining table and chairs, RTV table, book case.
From all these items we are only satisfied with chairs quality. We have also some furniture from Ikea and in my opinion Ikea is a better option for the similar price.
Will never recommend MdM to anyone.
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I cannot find the sofa we bought, but this one is very similar: http://www.maisonsdumonde.com/CH/de/...ils-140250.htm to what we have.
We also ordered a dining table and chairs, RTV table, book case.
From all these items we are only satisfied with chairs quality. We have also some furniture from Ikea and in my opinion Ikea is a better option for the similar price.
Will never recommend MdM to anyone.
Thank you once more, this is very valuable info. We had some pieces from Ikea when we just moved to Zurich, out of necessity, and I was appalled with the quality - one of their more expensive sofa-beds looked like it was digested and spat out in a month, nobody could sleep on it in a bed mode as there was a big hump in the middle, etc etc.. We paid someone to carry it to the skip and celebrated! Never again! So if MdM is worse than this, I definitely won't buy from them! Thanks a lot for the warning!
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