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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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i was wondering how much it cost to ship a guitar to UK from within the states?

more information, im in Denver, CO. the guitar doese not have a hardcase but will be packed like the size of the cardboard box that came from ibanez when you buy a new guitar.
i don't know if i can use fedex or UPS, yes i want insurance on it.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 01:51 AM
 
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i was wondering how much it cost to ship a guitar to UK from within the states?

more information, im in Denver, CO. the guitar doese not have a hardcase but will be packed like the size of the cardboard box that came from ibanez when you buy a new guitar.
i don't know if i can use fedex or UPS, yes i want insurance on it.
I had my guitar ship from the states to Germany with FedEx (2 day express delivery) that cost me (with insurance) $ 200. This should give you an upper limit .

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 10:16 AM
 
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Using UPS Express it costs around $270 (for a 3 day service).

Its the customs tax thatll really grab you though. Customs charge 24% of the value of the guitar.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 11:44 AM
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Use the US Postal Service Airmail Priority, or whatever they call it; it's 4 to 10 days, costs 100 bucks, and it arrives fine all the time (I think).
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Ask Gurj how long the last Airmail I sent him took, I think it was 3 weeks.
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costs 100 bucks, and it arrives fine all the time (I think).
That's reasuring .

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 01:30 PM
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That's reasuring .

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It worked fine and without a hitch for me, but I've only used it 3 times. All 3 were perfect, but YMMV
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Ask Gurj how long the last Airmail I sent him took, I think it was 3 weeks.
Yup, last two times infact. Mind you, one of the deliveries was over the Christmas period, so I was expecting it to take a bit longer. Of course USPS charge less, so I don't mind the wait
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2006, 12:10 AM
 
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usps global priority is will drop in at under a hundy ... took 6 business days last time i shipped there
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2006, 12:17 AM
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GPM [Global Priority Mail] has a weight limit of 4 pounds and no insurance available, so I'm not sure what you shipped but it wasn't a guitar.
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