Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Swiss flea market bargains

In honor of the upcoming August 1st Swiss Independence Day holiday, I found the perfect thing at the Baden flea market: a chair made especially to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Switzerland back in 1991.

Of course, I knew none of this chair history when I bought it, I just liked the chair, knew it would match the colors in our front entranceway, and, most importantly, it was being sold close enough to carry home.

That night, I googled the chair, and the impossible happened: I found out I actually got a good deal in Switzerland. I paid CHF 50 for the chair (the owner wouldn’t bargain, typical of people at Swiss flea markets—another subject all together…), but I found it being sold online for over CHF 250.

Now that’s what I call a Preishit.


Tanya D said...


GMG said...

That's fantastic! I got a very compact and lightweight camera tripod at our flea market in Schaffhausen for just 10 francs. Perfect for traveling or hiking.

Chantal said...

Glad to hear there are other bargains to be found!

Bill Harby said...

Love this chair!

HATE the comment by dburlison who is obviously just piggybacking on your site to slog his site. Get a life, buddy!

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