When I asked the man about the basin he flatly told me that the basin was not a pedestal model - but it turned out to be just that.
It was cheap (in the end-of-line section at the back) and I suppose he just wanted shot of it because someone had broken the pedestal.
He also misled my Polish plumber, quoting a price for a WC which was much, much lower than what he then tried to charge when I gave him my credit card. This second thing might have been a genuine mistake, but in view of the basin episode I have my doubts.
I won’t be returning.