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Old 09.05.2007, 13:48
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Re: King-size mattresses and box spring availability?

Did you take the job?

We jjust had a thread on this over the past few days with some good info. It is pretty expensive to ship a mattress, but if the company will move a container for you, then you should bring your mattress. Downside is that sheets are sized differently in Europe. Upside is that they are much cheaper in the US, so you can order high quality bedding from a US store through internet and have it shipped.

If company will not pay for a container or to have your things shipped, you can have a look at some of the Starwood Hotels (W, Sheraton, Westin). They all sell a retail version of the "Heavenly Bed" that they use in their hotels. Very nice beds that might be cheaper than shipping your own (that is what thread was about). Sofitel was also mentioned, but I have no experience with them.

Furniture is also much cheaper in Germany, and as your wife speaks German, you might find it easier to shop at one of the stores in Munich and bring it in a truck to CH. You can get VAT back from EU and then pay 7.5% in CH. Good deal, but a bit of work.

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