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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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My evilbay Jem777VSK: Shipping from USA to UK

Hey guys I just snagged a JEM777VSK last night on evilbay. I now have to get it shipped from the USA to the UK and I am wondering what's the most cost effective method. Did any of you have a guitar shipped to the UK? If so, what method of shipping was used and how much did it cost? I have been given a quote fromt the seller for $254, this includes insurance and it's a very fast delivery service, but it's too much. He's flexable though, and he suggested that if I need a different shipping method to contact him. That's why I need your help. Any advice? I wanna keep this shipping price as low as possible but without compromising the guitar's safety. I'm sure you understand.
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Hey guys I just snagged a JEM777VSK last night on evilbay. I now have to get it shipped from the USA to the UK and I am wondering what's the most cost effective method. Did any of you have a guitar shipped to the UK? If so, what method of shipping was used and how much did it cost? I have been given a quote fromt the seller for $254, this includes insurance and it's a very fast delivery service, but it's too much. He's flexable though, and he suggested that if I need a different shipping method to contact him. That's why I need your help. Any advice? I wanna keep this shipping price as low as possible but without compromising the guitar's safety. I'm sure you understand.
Try USPS I heard they can do it for $85 roughly and it takes about a week.

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Straight airmail, but insured will run you $100 and a week is a pipe dream. More like 2-3 as customs could care less how efficiently they're cleared.
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I think via Fedex with full insurance my Jem cost around $120, and it was with me in aboot a week.
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Thanks guys, this is helpful as I can suggest the various options to him. Those figures seem a little more in my ballpark. Cheers.

To Andelusion: Did you get any additional costs on top of that, any tax?
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Re: My evilbay Jem777VSK: Shipping from USA to UK

Tax is about 22% in all (17.5% VAT plus some Euro bollox tax!). Plus if it's shipped via USPS, it'll be delivered by Parcel Force, I always get charged a clearance fee by them of around £10-£25 depending on the value. Another bull**** "tax"!
As others have stated, USPS is around the $120 mark and "should" take a week, but don't be surprised if it takes up to three
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OK, I'll bear that in mind, Gurj. Thanks.
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That VSK from the bay kinda looked like a fake to me! paint was horrible and the pups aren't right they were black!!! but good luck with it...
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I doubt very highly that it's fake. Pickups can be replaced easily, respray, new hardware, and it'd be like new.
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If you get it refinished, post some pics.
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Is that the same VSK that guy kept on listing over and over? If it was then those were some poor ass photos, I hope he took some better ones for you before you bought it..
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Congrats! Nice score. Pics would be cool.
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Ummm... slight change of plan. I had to pull out of the deal. After giving this a lot of thought, the shipping, tax and additional fees, plus the cost of actually restoring the guitar would be more than I can afford. Over here, you NEVER see this model selling, it's very rare, but to get it back to original condition would cost me well in excess of £500. I just can't do it. I feel really bad about it too, and most likely the guy is pissed at me. I think he'd have less of a problem selling it if he replaced the pickups with some pink PAF Pro's, took better photos, and maybe got it resprayed to the original colour.
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Sorry to hear that.
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Ummm... slight change of plan. I had to pull out of the deal. After giving this a lot of thought, the shipping, tax and additional fees, plus the cost of actually restoring the guitar would be more than I can afford. Over here, you NEVER see this model selling, it's very rare, but to get it back to original condition would cost me well in excess of £500. I just can't do it. I feel really bad about it too, and most likely the guy is pissed at me. I think he'd have less of a problem selling it if he replaced the pickups with some pink PAF Pro's, took better photos, and maybe got it resprayed to the original colour.
Good move Dee

I looked at that one too. I passed big time

Ask him about the one on the left in the last photo! Maybe he'll be nicer to you than he was to me
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