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If you pay for this directly from your pocket and do not have a bank breathing down your neck for validated / signed invoices (mortgage) you can get materials much
Does this mean that the banks do not accept German invoices ?
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Old 04.10.2020, 17:04
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If you pay for this directly from your pocket and do not have a bank breathing down your neck for validated / signed invoices (mortgage) you can get materials much cheaper in Germany and import them to Switzerland.


I buy about 80% of what I use in Germany, the price difference is so ridiculous that even if seller refuses to return German VAT (sometimes they are not willing to) often it is still considerably cheaper to take that 19% hit then to buy the product here.
Your point about buying from abroad is valid, but a lot of the work the OP is asking for is labour intensive rather than materials intensive.

We bought our bathroom fittings from Germany and saved about 50% and bought our marble from Italy. The bank took invoices from both countries without question, as did the tax authorities. I didn‘t recommend that for the OP‘s toilet because frankly for something small I‘d rather buy Swiss via the plumber and keep him onside for the warranty. We had to sign away liability if things go wrong with the materials when we did our bathrooms, because the plumber didn‘t supply them himself.
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Your point about buying from abroad is valid, but a lot of the work the OP is asking for is labour intensive rather than materials intensive.

We bought our bathroom fittings from Germany and saved about 50% and bought our marble from Italy. The bank took invoices from both countries without question, as did the tax authorities. I didn‘t recommend that for the OP‘s toilet because frankly for something small I‘d rather buy Swiss via the plumber and keep him onside for the warranty. We had to sign away liability if things go wrong with the materials when we did our bathrooms, because the plumber didn‘t supply them himself.
I just replaced the flush & drain in 2 toilets that were installed with a new build 7 years ago. 100 euro for both, complete kits. I took 30 minutes to install the first one & 15 minutes for the second. Guarantees on such things are over rated.
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