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Old 18.03.2011, 18:07
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

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Ok..so my maths was off..the point I was trying to make is ..it is not that much to ship a decent suite in from the UK and actually (for me at least) get the style and level of comfort I am atuned too..when you compare it to something comparable (which is difficult to find) in the regional area...
Ok thanks. I usually assume it is my maths that is off. And I do get the point that it is not much to pay when everything is taken into consideration.
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Old 18.03.2011, 20:22
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

Hi,

Done the same myself for sofas. Ordered from Laura Ashley when on sale. They were made to order. I then had them delivered to Allied Pickfords removals depo in Enfield. They were then put on a part load removal van. When the lorry arrived it parked right in the middle of Seefeld ' No permit required' as' no one was gonna tow that mumma away!

This was the second time I have ordered sofas from them and also had them delivered by Allied Pickfords. I didn't pay any import tax and also recieved my VAT back after sending my delivery note back to the UK.

It was a brilliant service from both companies. I believe the sofas were 40% off at the time and it cost about £300+ to be delivered.
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

Hi,reviving this old thread as I am researching this topic about buying sofas here vs UK
I called up DFS and asked them about the delivery, they said they charge around 1100 GBP for the one I am looking for - but the downside is that there is no guarantee. If you are resident in the UK, you get 10 years guarantee for it, but if they deliver to Switzerland, they said that as soon as the delivery man is out, their job is done, no matter what the issue is. If we catch some obvious defect, then the delivery man will take it back and replace it.

Given the fact that I am planning to spend a lot of money on the sofa, its shipping and the swiss customs, I am a bit worried about the lack of guarantee. So wanted to see with others out there who have done the same...what are your thoughts?
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Old 08.05.2013, 11:46
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

Buy it in Switzeland !
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Old 08.05.2013, 12:08
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

Ah, so I guess I'm not the only one who finds the selection of sofas here in CH rather awful and over-priced. Seems the majority of the sofas sold here (and in Germany) are quite stiff and look like they belong more in a doctor's reception area or like they belong in a "modern living" magazine from the 1980's (a.k.a. "the Miami Vice look").

I've been searching for a new sofa here for over a year and still haven't found one that I like.
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

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I called up DFS and asked them about the delivery, they said they charge around 1100 GBP for the one I am looking for - but the downside is that there is no guarantee.

Nice post, I will point some of my enquiries to this thread when they say my charges are to high for door to door service from the UK to here.
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Old 08.05.2013, 12:59
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

Was that 1100 GBP just for delivery charges?
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

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Was that 1100 GBP just for delivery charges?
yup. Just delivery. The price of the Sofa was around 3000 GBP.
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

I received a quote today that DFS would deliver for between 1000-1500gbp... i am waiting on a quote from pick fords but this is extremely expensive
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Old 27.03.2014, 21:36
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

When we relocated here in 2011, we bought a sofabed from DFS, which they delivered to the shipping company's warehouse at no cost.

They were clear that they would not honour the guarantee outside UK.

After a kerfuffle, we had to provide bill of lading and couple of other docs to DFS - 8 months later we got VAT refund in full.
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

We buy from Wesley Barrel near Oxford usually from their "factory sale ". Styles are traditional but great quality : we have purchased 3 new sofas over the past year : all cost around 1800 GBP each ( and often worth a quick visit to their factory to ensure you really like it : they deliver free ( if you negotiate ) to Luker Bros near Oxford .


Delivery cost around 600 GBP : regular weekly run from UK to CH. ( we have delivered to Zurich and Lauterbrunnen)


Customs clearance and CH VAT sorted by local agent : cost around 375 CHF


UK VAT rebate ( 20%) quickly processed onto Credit card usually covers a bit of the transport as well as the customs etc


Honestly not sure what you need a guarantee for on a sofa : these are British build and honestly last decades ( we have two that are now 12 years +) I know it sounds like I'm on commission BUT why not sing the praise of great UK manufacturing and customer service.


Trouble is we are now done on sofas for next 10 years !!
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Old 27.03.2014, 22:04
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I received a quote today that DFS would deliver for between 1000-1500gbp... i am waiting on a quote from pick fords but this is extremely expensive
Better hurry, it's the last four days of their sale.
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Old 27.03.2014, 22:37
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

Till another one starts next week

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I received a quote today that DFS would deliver for between 1000-1500gbp... i am waiting on a quote from pick fords but this is extremely expensive
Cornish Pasty - have you got an update on this post? Did you hear from Pickfords and were they better value?

Need a few new sofas and most probably going to go the Laura Ashley route ..
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

It's that time to replace our sofa and I was considering the DFS option but the problem is my wife needs a comfy sofa for her back so there won't be any chance to try before you buy.

We tried Inpuncto in Lorrach and Schweigert in Maulburg but we couldn't find any L-shaped sofa that was decent with good back support at a reasonable price.

Another option would be to repair the foam in our faux leather sofa if anyone has a number of an upholster or sofa foam repairer?
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Re: DFS (UK) sofas ship to switzerland

I saw a lovely leather 3 piece suite in DFS.

Does anyone know when they have their sales?
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I saw a lovely leather 3 piece suite in DFS.

Does anyone know when they have their sales?
I am making a couple of trips to the UK next month and can transport back anything from the store if that is an interest.
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