As I live in near Zurich, I am using the Swiss Paket services (www.swiss-paket.de
They give you an address for free, where you can buy things from all over Europe and ship it there. Then we receive an email whenever a package arrives so we can go and pick it up at the store.
I have been using this service and purchased things from: France, UK and Germany without any issues. Regarding the size or cost of the products we have purchased, we got from cheap 10 euros things to 2500 euros double decker bed for my nephew which was half the cost than in Switzerland (exactly same product).
They charge you per package for relative small packages its around 3 Euros, so its really worth it if you save a lot of money on the article you have purchased.
What I usually do before I take a decision to buy something of more than 50 bucks is to check the price at TopPreise.ch then look for the same article at Amazon.de and use the price I see as a reference, if the difference is too high I just buy it on Amazon.de and then make it ship to my address in Germany.
On this post, I explain how the process works to recover the TAX from Amazon.de getting back VAT, buying from amazon.de
Hope this helps you!