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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

Marktkauf and Edeka are the same owners, right? Certainly there's Edeka food sold in Marktkauf.
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

@ adraianlondon - possibly. But trust me, the Edeka Hieber's is way nice than the Marktkauf!
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

Hi There,

Looking to do some shopping for humidifiers in Lorrach (Germany). Looked at Rheincenter and Marktkauf without success. Would welcome some suggestions ...

Ashish
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Old 11.07.2010, 19:12
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

Although the Euro's weak, electrical products are often similar prices here in Basel so don't forget to check the price of what you want here first, which'll save you carrying it back fro Lorrach.
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

For example, venta LW24 costs 300 CHF, while some shops sell for 170€ in DE. The price difference are much higher for even cheap cooler like EUFAB (14.5 € versus 57CHF) ... so, you see ..


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Although the Euro's weak, electrical products are often similar prices here in Basel so don't forget to check the price of what you want here first, which'll save you carrying it back fro Lorrach.
Hi Adrian, I would not know about this, I wanted to buy a sandwich maker and it cost at least 60 CHF here and I paid 12 euros for the same thing in Markauf...maybe the difference is for bigger appliances?
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Maybe, or you didn't go to Otto for your sandwich maker
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Do they have sandwich makers for 20 CHF at Otto's?
I have to change my favourite store list... are they easy to find?
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

The good thing while buying things on the german side is to get 19% of taxe back.

I got few items for almost for free with this rule.
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

OK, so after reading all this fabulous information I feel dizzy with wanting it all! I had a little sojourn to St Louis a couple of weeks ago but was a bit unsure of what I was doing so brought back a jar of mustard and some soap!! But had a nice coffee and little eclair!

I was thinking of going over there again tomorrow for a little shopping expedition and started off looking at EF for clues on how to use the 604 bus....think I've got that now, 1.10 in Euros? No prob. Payable to the bus driver I'm assuming? Or do you need to get a ticket somewhere as you do for Basel trams?

And from some of the German info, should I bother going to St Louis (it's only 2 tram stops so I know I won't get lost) or should I venture to the German side? Still a bit green with all of this.....and talking of green....

....do I ask for the green form if I spend a bit or do they offer or....????

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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

Limits for for CH import can be found:

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en

Apologies if this info is some where already...
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

We live 500m from the french border and ofter we ride our bikes the Geant, you can fit a lot in bike baskets and backpacks.
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

It's getting more and more popular

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-50650120100805

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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

Hello All

This is an awesome thread for shopping in Germany and France. Does anyone have any experience shopping and claiming VAT in Italy? any Dos and Don'ts would be much appreciated. I am planning to visit Milan early next month and am looking for clothes and some Kids Toys, some household stuff...

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Hi There,

Looking to do some shopping for humidifiers in Lorrach (Germany). Looked at Rheincenter and Marktkauf without success. Would welcome some suggestions ...

Ashish
I've been reading all the post about shopping (for food especially) and I've gotten a bit confused. We went to the Rheincentre in Germany on Saturday and the big hyper market was very good. now I've seen people mention Marktkauf - is this something different or is it the name of the shop inside the Rheincentre???
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Re: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation

The Rheincenter is the shopping centre, and Marktkauf is the name of the supermarket inside. It shouldn't be too difficult to spot as it has Marktkauf written all around it, on the outside of the building, on all the receipts, and the paper bags they give you.
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Does anyone have any experience shopping and claiming VAT in Italy?
I don't have much experience, but for the VAT refund it's pretty much the same procedure as in other countries: ask for an invoice or tax-free form and have it stamped at the border before leaving the EU. The minimum amount is rather high (about EUR 150 IIRC).

This link might be useful: VAT refund for purchases made in Italy by EU non-resident subjects
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The good thing while buying things on the german side is to get 19% of taxe back.

I got few items for almost for free with this rule.
Yes; that sounds really logical?????
Basically if you get 19% back of taxes of the the item cost; you still paid 81% of what you paid for it originally and will have to pay the 7.6% Swiss Tax.

If you have really found away of buying assets in the EC and importing them into Switzerland and with the Tax Rebate getting them for free; you are on a total winner and need to offer your services to International Tax Consultants and us on the forum.
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Yes; that sounds really logical?????
Basically if you get 19% back of taxes of the the item cost; you still paid 81% of what you paid for it originally and will have to pay the 7.6% Swiss Tax.

If you have really found away of buying assets in the EC and importing them into Switzerland and with the Tax Rebate getting them for free; you are on a total winner and need to offer your services to International Tax Consultants and us on the forum.
I think you did not get her point, she meant that after getting the 19% tax returned for ther items, she practically got some of her items for free, meaning the returned tax money would cover the cost of some of her products, get it now?
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