Old Feb 15, 07, 1:28 pm
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Not a good idea at all.

For a start, the VAT rate in Switzerland is 7.6%. You then have to take into consideration the conversion charges from US $ to CHF and the charges that you will incur in order to get your VAT refund.

Nor is Switzerland a particularly inexpensive country in which to buy anything -- including watches.

I bought a Tissot there a few years ago and when I got back to Israel found it was cheaper here (and that includes our 18% VAT rate).
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