International shipping - Help/advice Needed
In the market for a new guitar (or old new to me) & I am looking at a few of guitars at the moment, two of which are overseas (I am based in the UK). Looking for advice from people who have shipped internationally:-
In each can I will have to arrange the shipping myself.
From US to UK what is best way, who to use etc. Air, seas?
From Australia to UK again who is best to etc. Air, seas?
Can I get round the customs sting in UK if they are shipped as gift or something?
How to pack, any thoughts. Insurance what to insure up to in the chance that something goes wrong.
Looking for any advice, before I commit to payment, anything I have thought of.
Thanks in advance,