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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

where can one buy electronics / notebooks to that one gets an "ausfuhrschein"?
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Old 22.09.2014, 12:18
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where can one buy electronics / notebooks to that one gets an "ausfuhrschein"?
MediaMarkt, for one.
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Old 22.09.2014, 12:19
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where can one buy electronics / notebooks to that one gets an "ausfuhrschein"?

Mediamarkt - there's not much else. When buying a laptop, just keep in mind that they have a different keyboard layout in Germany (and also that electronics are generally cheaper in Switzerland, even after you get the VAT back)
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

really?

if i buy a laptop that is 2xx euro i get 20% VAT back and I do not have to pay swiss VAT, therefore I pay about a third less; what am I missing here?

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Mediamarkt - there's not much else. When buying a laptop, just keep in mind that they have a different keyboard layout in Germany (and also that electronics are generally cheaper in Switzerland, even after you get the VAT back)
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Old 22.09.2014, 12:50
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really?

if i buy a laptop that is 2xx euro i get 20% VAT back and I do not have to pay swiss VAT, therefore I pay about a third less; what am I missing here?
They're cheaper in Switzerland in the first place?

What are you not understanding here?
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Wow, that is really something.

An ipad mini 16 gb wifi only indeed costs 250 CHF which is 207 Euro and the same device costs 279 Euro in Germany; it is in CH 77% cheaper (not taking into account getting-back tax stuff).

Is CH also cheaper than UK?
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Old 22.09.2014, 13:51
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Wow, that is really something.



An ipad mini 16 gb wifi only indeed costs 250 CHF which is 207 Euro and the same device costs 279 Euro in Germany; it is in CH 77% cheaper (not taking into account getting-back tax stuff).



Is CH also cheaper than UK?

Yeah, I have the feeling
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

For those interested, Most of the shops in Konstanz including Lago shopping center, E-Center Baur, and many of the Old Town shops WILL BE OPEN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 from 13:00-18:00. From what I understand, it is a thank you and a celebration of the Fall season. There will be family friendly programming as well.
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Old 03.10.2014, 13:19
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really?

if i buy a laptop that is 2xx euro i get 20% VAT back and I do not have to pay swiss VAT, therefore I pay about a third less; what am I missing here?
You don't get 20% VAT back. The German VAT rate on electronics is 19% and the retail price includes this -- so the retail price tag for a €200 laptop comprises €168 base price plus €32 VAT. You would get the €32 back -- i.e. (just under) 16% of the retail price.

Then, even if the base price were the same in Germany and Switzerland, in CH the laptop would cost €168 + 8% VAT = €181. So, buying the item in Germany, you'd save €13, or about 7% -- not one third.

But in any case ...

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They're cheaper in Switzerland in the first place?

What are you not understanding here?
This.

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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

And don't forget to add some CHF on top for adapter plug
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And don't forget to add some CHF on top for adapter plug
220/240V Euro laptop plugs work in CH power outlets ... 3-pin CH plugs don't fit into Euro powerpoints.
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220/240V Euro laptop plugs work in CH power outlets ... 3-pin CH plugs don't fit into Euro powerpoints.
It doesn't fit at my place:
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It doesn't fit at my place:
Is that a laptop cable? Mine has a slimline 2-pin plug.

Although, now you mention it, I have seen cables with those chunky Euro plugs. (I'd just buy the CH "Mickey Mouse" cable to plug into the power adapter.) Or ... as everyone has said here, buy your laptop in CH and save money.
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Old 03.10.2014, 14:32
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220/240V Euro laptop plugs work in CH power outlets ... 3-pin CH plugs don't fit into Euro powerpoints.
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It doesn't fit at my place:
And 3-pole Schuko plugs not in Swiss ones.
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Old 03.10.2014, 14:52
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Is that a laptop cable? Mine has a slimline 2-pin plug.
It depends on whether your laptop adaptor needs needs an earth connection.

Every Dell I have used has had a three pin plug.
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Is that a laptop cable? Mine has a slimline 2-pin plug.
Well, if you buy any electronic device (including laptops) in Germany then in 99.99% you will get plug like on my picture. Yes we all know that it is stupid as it is just more expensive. I just wanted to add into calculation of costs the need for adapter. It can be Mickey-Mouse (for laptops) or standard adapter for any device.

Even here in Switzerland I already bought 2 devices with a non swiss plug
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Old 04.10.2014, 00:08
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Well, if you buy any electronic device (including laptops) in Germany then in 99.99% you will get plug like on my picture. Yes we all know that it is stupid as it is just more expensive. I just wanted to add into calculation of costs the need for adapter. It can be Mickey-Mouse (for laptops) or standard adapter for any device.

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Not all of us. Some appliances need an earth connection and could be dangerous to use without one.
(Those shiny tabs on the side of the schuko plug are the earth connection).

If you don't know what you are doing (and your post suggests you don't), then you should either use the power cord supplied or one with an equivalent function.
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Not all of us. Some appliances need an earth connection and could be dangerous to use without one.
(Those shiny tabs on the side of the schuko plug are the earth connection).

If you don't know what you are doing (and your post suggests you don't), then you should either use the power cord supplied or one with an equivalent function.
What you just did is: you jumped in a discussion between others in the middle and judging others as YOU understood it. And your post suggests you understood it not correctly.


Subject is "shopping in Germany" and I as many others here confirmed that it is just stupid to buy electronics in Germany. I don't need a captain to remind me in 2 posts in a row what is the earth connection.


And BTW, on my picture is plug from Dell laptop.
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Old 04.10.2014, 10:18
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What you just did is: you jumped in a discussion between others in the middle and judging others as YOU understood it. And your post suggests you understood it not correctly.
I understand it. The problem I have is you writing what you did could put other people in danger as they may take what you said at face value.

As for jumping in, if you don't want other people to join in a discussion then send your posts by PM or email.
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

I have found this: before Xmas, the Lago shopping centre will be opened on Saturdays till 10 PM...November 29 - 6. December -13 December - December 20
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