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Eurail 3 Country Select Pass vs Point-to-Point Tickets

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This is my first time visiting Europe and I am very confused by the whole train ticketing system. I am travelling with my wife and 2 teengers. I will have 3 long hall travel days over a three week duration.

Paris to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen to Venice
Venice to Rome
Maybe 2 train day trips from Rome and Paris and some rail in the Swiss Alps

Some questions:
- I dont know if I can trust the RailSaver.com site for the 3 Country Pass/5 Travel Day pass comparison since I won't be travelling until August. So far using the site61.com and direct country train sites, I was only able to pull up limited prices. Some looked expensive. Should I wait until I in the 90 day window to compare prices?
- Is there any advantage for buying the rail pass in switzerland for discount tickets or jungfrau, etc?
- Looks like seat reservations for the long haul travel days will eat into any pass savings, right?
- If I go with the rail pass, is there any advantage to buying early?
- If I don't go with the rail pass, should I wait and buy the tickets in Europe or buy direct from country train sites and pick up at station when I arrive from US?
- Any other considerations I am missing?

Thanks for any help.

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