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Old 04.06.2019, 16:40
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Re: Electrical sockets/switches - good value source?

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Ive been travelling to China for the last 15 years and heard that legend every time you go to a market to buy literally anything - it always happens to be the overproduction of the actual product supplied to the grey market. The reality in 99% is much simpler: a factory wants to produce XYZ, so they go and buy some example of successful products in that market. Then they do a cheap knock-off copy. Thats fine for a whole lot of products, but I would not recommend it for anything electric.

A quick look at the Swiss and the German websites of Hornbach shows me that this is another area where you get royally Switzerlanded. A Switch of a decent brand is some 5 to 10 Euro, not 40-80... I guess there isnt really a way around it for the plugs, but I would just buy the switches across the border.
I guess you could wire everything with Euro sockets and replace all appliance plugs. Not sure whether this is compliant with local regulations though.
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