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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

any one know where to shop for a swiss quality haircut in Konstanz?
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Old 24.09.2011, 13:13
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any one know where to shop for a swiss quality haircut in Konstanz?
"Swiss quality" haircut - I'm assuming this is meant ironically :-)
Anyway, there's a barber about every 50 yards in Constance...
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

thanks for the advice!
Indeed, shopping is a good excuse to visit the lake of Konstanz!
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:43
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thanks for the advice!
Indeed, shopping is a good excuse to visit the lake of Konstanz!
Shopping may be an added bonus. It shouldn't be the excuse. It is worth visiting anyway
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Everytime I go the place is bled dry...shelves empty and queues out the door.

Its crazy at the weekends
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

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Konstanz is paradise for shoppers. You can get everything in a much lower price.

Karstadt and Lago are the 2 malls you can find things for the whole family and the house.

Just pay attention to the spending limit (300 CHF) and if you buy food you cannot have more than 500 gr.
Is this limit per person? If I go with a friend, I can buy 300 CHF and she 300 CHF?

And do you know if they accept CHF there or is better to have EURO with me?

Also, I have to park my car inside Switzerland and go there walking? Or can I go with my car on Germany, inside the supermarket parking?

Thanks!
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Old 05.10.2011, 13:40
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

And when I try to leave my apartment, there is a wooden thing in the way which my friends call a "door". How do I get past it?
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Re: What should I buy in Konstanz? (besides Food)

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Has anyone experience in doing tax refund for L permit holder? I remember last time I could not do it in Basel because I was with L Permit...has the thing changed recently?
It is an old question, but I thought it might be worth to add that nothing has changed, and no, you cannot ask for tax refund being an L permit holder.
Buying in Konstanz is still a lot cheaper, though.
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Is this limit per person? If I go with a friend, I can buy 300 CHF and she 300 CHF?

And do you know if they accept CHF there or is better to have EURO with me?

Also, I have to park my car inside Switzerland and go there walking? Or can I go with my car on Germany, inside the supermarket parking?

Thanks!
The limit is 300 chf per person...so 2 people together have 600 chf. It can be split if you spent 450 and your friend 150. not a problem

.some accept francs but its much better to bring euros

-yes the supermarkets/malls have parking lots

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Re: What should I buy in Konstanz? (besides Food)

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It is an old question, but I thought it might be worth to add that nothing has changed, and no, you cannot ask for tax refund being an L permit holder.
Buying in Konstanz is still a lot cheaper, though.
Hmmm.Ive never been asked for my ID when getting it stamped....my passport was always enough
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And when I try to leave my apartment, there is a wooden thing in the way which my friends call a "door". How do I get past it?
You don't have to. You can try jump the window, but depending the floor you live, it might hurt.
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Old 05.10.2011, 15:10
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The limit is 300 chf per person...so 2 people together have 600 chf. It can be split if you spent 450 and your friend 150. not a problem

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Er, no it can't. If one item is more than 300CHF then duty must be paid on it.

Items with a common theme are considered one item so if you were into Barbies and bought a collection of Barbies and the odd Ken (he has to be really) and it comes to 301CHF then you need to pay duty on it all.

There's so much misinformation on EF about importing and tax that it's no wonder there are so many threads!

(I'm probably wrong about this, too).
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Er, no it can't. If one item is more than 300CHF then duty must be paid on it.

Items with a common theme are considered one item so if you were into Barbies and bought a collection of Barbies and the odd Ken (he has to be really) and it comes to 301CHF then you need to pay duty on it all.

There's so much misinformation on EF about importing and tax that it's no wonder there are so many threads!

(I'm probably wrong about this, too).
What I meant and didnt clearly specify is if you bought a "combined" 450 chf with not one item being over 300, it would be ok. So If you produce a receipt with 600 chf for groceries...they wont care if 450 chf of those groceries are yours. Likewise if you bought 10 items at 60 chf and 9 of those items are yours...you will be fine as well
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Konstanz shopping on Sundays

Hi, I checked the Lago Shopping Center web site. They are open on Sundays.
But the Aldi supermarket in there is closed on Sundays. Anybody know of
other big supermarkets in that area that is open on Sundays?

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Old 22.10.2011, 19:44
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Hi, I checked the Lago Shopping Center web site. They are open on Sundays.
Just a word of caution: They are open tomorrow, October 23, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm but otherwise they're closed on Sundays with very few exceptions.
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Anyway, there's a barber about every 50 yards in Constance...
EUR4.99 busy, best days are Tue and Thu ( dry cutting ). I had a laptop with Sunrise 3G ( no roaming ) that kept me occupied whilst waiting. Bring your PSP etc. otherwise a long and boring wait.








http://www.friseur-coco.de/angebote

http://www.friseur-coco.de/filiale-konstanz

Just a few metres away from Karstadt ( www.karstadt.de ). For another EUR4, you can get a Chinese meal at Lago nearby ( and perhaps shop at Aldi Süd as well, though selection is limited ) before heading back home.

http://www.aldi-sued.de/de/html/serv...e_shopping.htm

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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

I thought there was something amiss when I saw Swiss products being sold way cheaper across the border.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business...l?cid=31457344

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So buying in Konstanz still supports the Swiss, how nice!

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Old 29.10.2011, 20:51
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I thought there was something amiss when I saw Swiss products being sold way cheaper across the border.
Always been the case. Lindt chocolate and Swiss cheese is cheaper in the UK than here; often much cheaper.

However, that's because they need to price according to the local conditions. I remember when I lived in Stuttgart being surprised that Lebkuchen from Nurnberg was being sold in Waitrose (UK supermarket) half the price I could get it for in Germany.

NZ lamb is also cheaper to buy in the UK than in NZ itself.

It's the way the markets work.
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Maybe a bit of a silly question but would anyone know any good shoe shops in Konstanz? I am looking for (men's) casual/business, preferably Italian.
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Old 18.11.2011, 22:31
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Try here:

http://www.lago-konstanz.de/
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