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my mistake. i didn't check it.
Yes, I realise.

I'd also be interested to see your calculations for the price difference of the laptop between De and CH in this particular instance to see what you were basing your logic on?
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Forget about adapters. Lenovo power supplies come with a C5/C6 connector ("Mickey Mouse plug"). Just get a cable with a Swiss plug for a few Francs.
e.g. https://www.brack.ch/diverse-netzkab...-c5-t12-373409
The Yoga Pro 3 is slightly different in that it has a USB mobile phone style power brick



However I am sure its cheap and easy enough to get different country adaptors
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So most likely to have the 2 prong euro plug.
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Yes, I realise.

I'd also be interested to see your calculations for the price difference of the laptop between De and CH in this particular instance to see what you were basing your logic on?
shipping is generally free on Amazon for such items.
then deduct 19% German VAT and add 8% Swiss VAT. this makes the difference.
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The Yoga Pro 3 is slightly different in that it has a USB mobile phone style power brick

However I am sure its cheap and easy enough to get different country adaptors
A further problem is the keyboard. I prefer the Swiss QWERTZ keyboard, which obviously is available only in Switzerland. If you want the standard American QWERTY, probably UK too, these may be available when purchasing from Amazon in Germany -- but it would definitely be a good idea to check before ordering!
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shipping is generally free on Amazon for such items.
then deduct 19% German VAT and add 8% Swiss VAT. this makes the difference.
So lets think about this...
  • 900 EUR - 18% DE MSWT = 740.46 EUR
  • 740.46 EUR + 8% CH VAT = 799.7 EUR
  • 799.7 EUR + 30 EUR CH customs/handling charges = 829.7 EUR
  • 830 EUR in CHF is 901chf

Which part did you say makes the difference?
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Old 16.08.2016, 12:41
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So lets think about this...
  • 900 EUR - 18% DE MSWT = 740.46 EUR
  • 740.46 EUR + 8% CH VAT = 799.7 EUR
  • 799.7 EUR + 30 EUR CH customs/handling charges = 829.7 EUR
  • 830 EUR in CHF is 901chf

Which part did you say makes the difference?
the original price was 829 on Amazon in this case - not 900.
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the original price was 829 on Amazon in this case - not 900.
830 EUR - 70 EUR = 760 EUR which in CHF is 825chf. That is a bit better, but imo 70chf is not worth losing a Swiss keyboard (which is pretty essential here in CH unless you are having a short-term stay) and 2 year local warranty. If it has a warranty issue then you are looking at another 30chf minimum to send it back to the service center.
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So lets think about this...
  • 900 EUR - 18% DE MSWT = 740.46 EUR
No idea what you did there. German MWSt on laptops is 19% (not 18%). A retail price of €900 includes €143.70 of MWSt -- i.e. the price is €756.30 before tax.
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No idea what you did there. German MWSt on laptops is 19% (not 18%). A retail price of €900 includes €143.70 of MWSt -- i.e. the price is €756.30 before tax.
It was a typo which I didn't notice on my mobile, so not too hard to figure out what I did. The end figure is not significantly different.
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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

SPAR has sets of three 25% off stickers one can pick from the till.

You just pick any (except limited categories) item, put the sticker on it and get 25% off the item. Max two stickers per purchase.

There are also stickers in Spar's weekly newsletter.

Offer valid till end of the week.
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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

Coop Tageskarte offer available again for 49fr, to be bought by 17.09 and used by 16.10

http://www.coop.ch/content/sbb-aktion/de.html
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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

Compares prices on Amazon European sites. There are sometimes large differences.
http://www.geizr.de
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Compares prices on Amazon European sites. There are sometimes large differences.
http://www.geizr.de
Very interesting site, cheers mate.
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Old 10.09.2016, 15:37
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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

For those looking for a Keyboard/mouse combination for their Smart TV, Fust have an awesome deal on the very good Logitech K400 Plus https://www.fust.ch/de/p/pc-tablet-h...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

Not only is it 33% off of the standard 59.90chf price, but then they are having another promotion today which reduced the price by a further 5chf to 35chf! Digitec is 50chf.

Absolute bargain, and will completely change your Smart TV experience. Plus the batteries last for around 18 months!

I bought from the Jelmoli Fust store, but check the website for store availability close to you.
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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

From the not-everywhere-is-Zürich department: a decent-sized 4.5-room (i.e. 3-bedroom) apartment with views from the southwest-facing balcony... for 790/mo.

(Spotted on my FB feed this morning; I don't know either the landlord or the outgoing tenant.)

Similar places in Zürich are usually around the 3k/mo mark. So what could you do with an extra 26,000 CHF a year? Well, you could buy a first-class GA for a start. It's a 3-minute walk to the train station, and 1:32 from there to Zürich HB - so an extremely long commute by Swiss standards, even if only somewhat above average by London ones.

Of course, if you work somewhere down this side of the lake (Wädenswil, Pfäffikon, Lachen), or if your job is one that would lend itself to working on the train...

On the plus side, that train station 3 minutes' walk away? It's also the foot of the cog railway to Braunwald. Hello hiking and skiing!
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From the not-everywhere-is-Zürich department: a decent-sized 4.5-room (i.e. 3-bedroom) apartment with views from the southwest-facing balcony... for 790/mo.

(Spotted on my FB feed this morning; I don't know either the landlord or the outgoing tenant.)

Similar places in Zürich are usually around the 3k/mo mark. So what could you do with an extra 26,000 CHF a year? Well, you could buy a first-class GA for a start. It's a 3-minute walk to the train station, and 1:32 from there to Zürich HB - so an extremely long commute by Swiss standards, even if only somewhat above average by London ones.

Of course, if you work somewhere down this side of the lake (Wädenswil, Pfäffikon, Lachen), or if your job is one that would lend itself to working on the train...

On the plus side, that train station 3 minutes' walk away? It's also the foot of the cog railway to Braunwald. Hello hiking and skiing!
That seems insanely cheap for ANYWHERE in Switzerland. Scam...?
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Scam...?
Could be but I doubt it. Price is more or less in line with what I often see posted locally (Coop and Migros bulletin boards) for that neck of the woods.
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That seems insanely cheap for ANYWHERE in Switzerland. Scam...?
Perfectly possible to find properties for that price around here if you're prepared to move away from the big towns/cities.
Commuting more than about 30 minutes is a concept alien to most Swiss people and expats tend to want more lively places to live so there are bargains to be had.

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Could be but I doubt it. Price is more or less in line with what I often see posted locally (Coop and Migros bulletin boards) for that neck of the woods.
If you are going to put an advert up for a place in Linthal can you please make sure you include that it is 3mins to the base of the Klausenpass

790chf sounds about right for the Shire.
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