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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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customs duty paying

ok im thinking of getting a squier 51 and modding the hell out of it, but i was wondering how much import duty is?
basically its on sale for 104.99 at most online UK shops, but in the US its $99.99 (thanks for making me aware of this amazing deal mr Ayrton!!) and most places charge around $30 for shipping. that leaves me with about 30 quid to play with in terms of price difference before tax!!
is it just the standard 17.5% VAT or is it more than that?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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you cant be saying that nobody here orders guitars from abroad!!
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 08:05 AM
 
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$30 shipping a guitar from US to the UK?!? Seriously? Where'd that figure come from?

You'd have to pay 22.5% import tax on the guitar. So a further $22.49.
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Plus all other sundries they apply.

Seriously, I have bought almost all of my guitars from abroad and the value may be the same but the VAT and duties I pay fluctuate like there is no tomorrow.

PLUS, Parcelforce (who'll be delivering to you) add an extra £15 or so for the privelege of it landing in there laps when it crosses the border!
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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$30 shipping a guitar from US to the UK?!? Seriously? Where'd that figure come from?

You'd have to pay 22.5% import tax on the guitar. So a further $22.49.
well i went onto music 123 and went to checkout then changed country to UK and the delivery cost went to $30
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 12:44 PM
 
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that can't be right, the cheapest I ever shipped a guitar overseas was like $90 USPS, take away the case and maybe $10-$15 cheaper.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 01:18 PM
 
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Re: customs duty paying

Here in Denmark I pay tax and customs. First they take the price of the package including the shipping costs and calculate the customs from that (5.25 % for a guitar) then they slam you with 25 % duty tax . Finally you pay a customs fee that they also tax . Just to give you and example a guitar I bought in Canada through **** cost me 480 USD plus 240 USD for shipping. I ended up paying over 200 USD in customs and taxes to get the guitar.

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Here in Denmark I pay tax and customs. First they take the price of the package including the shipping costs and calculate the customs from that (5.25 % for a guitar) then they slam you with 25 % duty tax . Finally you pay a customs fee that they also tax . Just to give you and example a guitar I bought in Canada through **** cost me 480 USD plus 240 USD for shipping. I ended up paying over 200 USD in customs and taxes to get the guitar.

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whoa thats bad!! pretty much paying for the guitar again just to get it to you! i hope she was worth it!!

and rob i just redid it and standard international shipping from them is deffo $30!!
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2006, 11:51 AM
 
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and rob i just redid it and standard international shipping from them is deffo $30!!
Did you physically call them on the phone and ask? The only way it could is if it was 8lbs or less and they use economy post with is like 1 1/2 months shipping time.

calculate it yourself:

http://ircalc.usps.gov/default.asp?M...ngle&CID=12159
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2006, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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i didnt call them and ask, but if you put the guitar in the basket then go to the checkout and it calculates the shipping. i guess it just means music 123 do it privately in bulk to save money maybe?
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2006, 12:53 PM
 
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I'd seriously call them and double check, websites are wrong all the time. I hope its only $30, but, like I said, I hope you like waiting up to almost 2 months for shipping.
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Not worth the hassle at all, order it from here!
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2006, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah its looking like it would only save like a 5er in the end, maybe ill have to shell out that mighty £105 after all!
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Check out www.petercooks.co.uk, they usually have ace prices for everything; I got my Wolfgang and ZW Les Paul from there.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2006, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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nah no good, cheers for the link though!! 105 seems to be best easy price and available at that price a number of places too
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