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mrsw 16.10.2016 21:44

Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
I need to buy a new matress but it needs to be a UK size as I do not want to replace the bed. I am looking for someone who has recently moved that is shipping storage to Switzerland, I would like to order a new John Lewis matress and have it shipped over, I would be happy to contribute to the shipping costs

PanFastic 16.10.2016 21:59

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
Link didn't work on my phone.
What is the size of the mattress you want to buy?
I will be amazed if you cannot get it here.

mrsw 18.10.2016 04:25

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
I'm looking for a super king

22 yards 18.10.2016 05:15

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PanFastic (Post 2675280)
Link didn't work on my phone.
What is the size of the mattress you want to buy?
I will be amazed if you cannot get it here.

Why? British mattress sizes do not conform with Continental standards. Finding mattresses in Switzerland that fit British beds would be about as likely as buying milk here in quarts.

Guest 18.10.2016 07:41

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
Get one made up, it's a standard size so really not complicated for a manufacturer.

Elite at Aubonne make mattresses to order

mrsw 18.10.2016 09:57

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
I've decided to bring one over, I don't want one to be made and I don't want to change my linen.mso if anyone does want to share transportation costs I'd be interested

5ofDiamonds 18.10.2016 10:54

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
John Lewis Export will do it for you, plus manage the VAT refund for the UK vat. https://www.johnlewis.com/internatio...livery-enquiry


But, do you realise that UK superking is exactly the same size as the 180x 200 beds available in Switzerland?

Belgianmum 18.10.2016 11:03

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
You can easily buy 180 x 200 mattresses in Switzerland which us the equivalent of a super King is it not?
What is so special about the John Lewis one that makes you want to bring it over here?

Odile 18.10.2016 11:26

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
Your choice entirely, of course.

Here is the size chart from the White Company UK:


Bed & Mattress Size Chart

Cot bed 27 x 55"
70 x 140cm

Single 36 x 75"
90 x 190cm

Double 54 x 6ft 3"
135 x 190cm

King 5ft x 75"
150 x 200cm

Superking 72 x 75"
180 x 200cm

Emperor 75" x 75"
200 x 200cm

mrsw 18.10.2016 11:29

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
When I bought linen in IKEA it was the wrong size and I was told UK sizes were different. Then someone suggested getting one made.

I don't like IKEA mattresses I've had one before, if I can easily get that size here where would you recommend it get it from, and what are the good swiss brands.

RufusB 18.10.2016 11:35

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mrsw (Post 2675987)
When I bought linen in IKEA it was the wrong size and I was told UK sizes were different. Then someone suggested getting one made.

I don't like IKEA mattresses I've had one before, if I can easily get that size here where would you recommend it get it from, and what are the good swiss brands.

Ikea do quite a range of mattress types now, it it's been a while since you tried one you may be pleasantly surprised.

Odile 18.10.2016 11:37

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
Elite in Aubonne was already mentionned, but they are expensive (next to IKEA)

Belgianmum 18.10.2016 12:38

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mrsw (Post 2675987)

I don't like IKEA mattresses I've had one before, if I can easily get that size here where would you recommend it get it from, and what are the good swiss brands.

You can get all different types of mattresses ( sprung, memory foam, latex etc etc) in all sizes from places like Top Tip or Conforama.

This Robusta one from Top Tip for example

https://www.toptip.ch/fr/dormir/mate...firm/p/5774091

Or this one which is much more expensive


https://www.toptip.ch/fr/dormir/mate...soft/p/5671872

Top Tip have loads of different sorts, just type in the dimensions you want to see what they have.

https://www.toptip.ch/fr/dormir/matelas/c/m_0074

Conforama has a similar selection and often has an offer on mattresses.

Verbier 08.01.2017 20:44

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
I have seen two trucks from GB Liners in Vaud over the last couple of weeks. If someone is looking at a to/from UK, I would add them to the list as they along with the other one Luker Brothers seem to be active. Luker brothers seem to have a weekly service.

Link: http://www.gbliners.com/

Link: http://lukerbros.co.uk/moving-abroad/

curley 08.01.2017 20:50

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mrsw (Post 2675987)
When I bought linen in IKEA it was the wrong size and I was told UK sizes were different. Then someone suggested getting one made.

I don't like IKEA mattresses I've had one before, if I can easily get that size here where would you recommend it get it from, and what are the good swiss brands.

Ikea is a bad example - nothing fits with Ikea :D so where beds are concerned I don't buy there either. But Ikea is an exception.
(..... and Swedish ;))

bowlie 10.01.2017 19:26

Re: Shipping from the UK to Vaud?
 
We have been happy with Luker Brothers. They know Swiss law very well.


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