Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Shippng to London....advice?
It looks like my purple ice swirl will be headed east over the pond to "Merry Ole'".
The buyer and I have decided it best to send the guitar dis-assembled. Of course I'll be giving it the best packing possible.
My questions center more around the UK's import or VAT taxes. The buyer is a great guy that, if I can, I would like to save as much as possible on these taxes while keeping both of our interests protected. So here goes:
- Would it be more efficient to send the entire guitar in one box- fully insured, or two boxes (neck and body separate) both insured for half the amount?
- Does UK customs hold an instrument for any prolonged period of time in a questionable environment?
- is there anything you can think of that will help both of us remain protected, the guitar remain exactly as I ship it, and to save the buyer some coin in the process?