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I am looking for a storage container in German, close to the Swiss border. Does anyone have any recommendations ??

I am buying some furniture in the UK and having it shipped BUT they can't ship directly to CH.

My choice is having it shipped to a third party in the UK and having them transport it or having it shipped to a storage unit in Germany and driving over and getting it myself. Trying to work out the most cost effective option so any recommendations would be great.
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Re: storage unit in Germany

As you probably know, there are a number of companies in Germany on the Swiss border that offer "post box" services to Swiss residents. This one called "grenzpaket" accepts large objects such as mattresses, bicycles, tires, motorcycles, etc.:

http://www.grenzpaket.ch/de/lieferad...reise-chf.html

There are other "post box" companies that might be closer to where you live so you might wish to google.
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Thanks - I'll have a look and see if they have bigger spaces. I'm buying 14 dining chairs, a lounge chair and foot stool, and about 6 lamps.... so quite a lot....

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As you probably know, there are a number of companies in Germany on the Swiss border that offer "post box" services to Swiss residents. This one called "grenzpaket" accepts large objects such as mattresses, bicycles, tires, motorcycles, etc.:

http://www.grenzpaket.ch/de/lieferad...reise-chf.html

There are other "post box" companies that might be closer to where you live so you might wish to google.
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Thanks - I'll have a look and see if they have bigger spaces. I'm buying 14 dining chairs, a lounge chair and foot stool, and about 6 lamps.... so quite a lot....
Wow.
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Re: storage unit in Germany

You need to join and sign up for these packet stations, so you have an account and they accept your items.

LAS Burg, in Grenzstrasse 19, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany is also big enough for furniture deliveries.

You are charged by the amount of space used per day. http://www.las-burg.de/
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Re: storage unit in Germany

I use the WorldPaketShop and they have a rate per pallet.

www.worldpaketshop.ch
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Re: storage unit in Germany


The hard part of being AN EXPAT WIFE, is when you are NOT......an EXPAT...

Then, you start buying used furniture from others on English Forum who also USED TO BE EXPATS.
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Re: storage unit in Germany

You are asking the wrong questions

you need to ask whether they will give you a VAT refund if you show you have exported the goods out of the EU.
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The hard part of being AN EXPAT WIFE, is when you are NOT......an EXPAT...

Then, you start buying used furniture from others on English Forum who also USED TO BE EXPATS.
I'm not buying any furniture on English Forum...
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You are asking the wrong questions

you need to ask whether they will give you a VAT refund if you show you have exported the goods out of the EU.
I'm discussing this already with the people I am buying the furniture from. But thank you for reminding me to chase it up.
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I'm discussing this already with the people I am buying the furniture from. But thank you for reminding me to chase it up.
Simply put: if you want them to take care of the tax do they need to deliver it to Switzerland. If you move it cross the border yourself will you have to do the paper work but not every furniture shop in Germany is willing to refund VAT as it is not a legal requirement to do so.
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Simply put: if you want them to take care of the tax do they need to deliver it to Switzerland. If you move it cross the border yourself will you have to do the paper work but not every furniture shop in Germany is willing to refund VAT as it is not a legal requirement to do so.
The purchase is from a UK retailer, not German. But the same issue applies: many UK retailers are loath to refund VAT when the delivery address is within the EU, even if you do get a customs stamp after the delivers, when you bring the goods across the border.

I use LAS Burg in Grenzstrasse, Weil am Rhein, for all my German deliveries (they're not only for large items -- they accept everything from regular envelopes, up).
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The purchase is from a UK retailer, not German. But the same issue applies: many UK retailers are loath to refund VAT when the delivery address is within the EU, even if you do get a customs stamp after the delivers, when you bring the goods across the border.

I use LAS Burg in Grenzstrasse, Weil am Rhein, for all my German deliveries (they're not only for large items -- they accept everything from regular envelopes, up).
To be honest the items are so much cheaper than they would be in CH the tax is a small consideration, and the company have offered a discount on the cost to compensate for the UK sales tax.

Now I just need to work out the most economical way of getting things here.
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Now I just need to work out the most economical way of getting things here.


My grandfather always said, "cheap is dear." Look for a reliable company, read all the fine print regarding insurance coverage and loopholes, and you will again need to arrange transport and customs clearance from Germany, unless you have a van and plan to do that part yourself. It is not difficult but you need to have your papers in order as you will be liable for the 8% MWST.


I think you should be on site to inspect the goods when they arrive in Germany because if anything is damaged and you only discover it once at your own home, you could be in a battle over where the damage took place.
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