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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Price outrage!

In Australia, the 7VWH is selling for $3500!! Thats like $1900 - $2000 American dollars!

What the hell is going on?!

Would it be better to buy it and then import it?
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 02:24 AM
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Posted prices at major U.S. retailers are $1799 and up, with out case. Plus sales tax.
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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 02:46 AM
 
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In Finland VWH and VSBL are closer to 3000 $/€.
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post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 03:29 AM
 
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Grev:

the only way u could get it cheaper is if you went over to japan and bought it yourself and carried it though OZ customs, claiming it as hand luggage, avoiding GST and other taxes.

but if you can't do that, you wont do much better that $3500 from a retailer.....
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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 03:40 AM
 
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In England it's 2000£ for a vsbl that means : more than 3000 euros/or $
... Just to let you know
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post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 04:26 AM
 
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In Finland VWH and VSBL are closer to 3000 euro.
The VWH is going for 3008euro right now, but if you ask them the will for sure drop the price with at least 500euro.
I asked them about the UV777PBK the other day, which they had for 2400euro, and they dropped the price to 1800euro. Now that is 600euro off the price!
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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 04:34 AM
 
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In Slovenia is 2352euros without case.
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post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 04:56 AM
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I think Slovenia wins by a long way, considering that the average monthly salary is around $500, paying around $2200 for a guitar seems a lot.
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post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 06:45 AM
 
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where abouts are you getting this quote from? i cant find a dealer here in sydney who stocks them
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post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 07:15 AM
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If you go to ibanez.com and select Australia, at the bottom of the new page there will be the address and phone/e-mail of the official distributor.

If you drop them a line, they'll give you a list of all their Sidney retailers.
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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 07:34 AM
 
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The cheapest I've seen a 7VWH for in the UK is £1795 ........Anyone know if Ibanez are like Nike / Adidas whereas they set the prices for the retailer? (ie All 7VWH is the UK seem to be £1795 - £1800....)
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post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 08:34 AM
 
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Markie boy - are you stealing that VWH? They go for £1899, surely?

Most shops here seem happy to offer a 0.000001% discount or a plectrum to go with the guitar, though... the most expensive pick I'll ever buy.
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post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 09:14 AM
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You can get a 7VWH from Nevada for £1,699.00.
If you buy any guitar magazine you'll be able to find it for about £1,549.00.

It's still a lot of money.
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post #14 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 11:01 AM
 
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I'm not sure how much import and export taxes and shipping is, but I think y'all should check out that big swirly banner up at the top! Rich's deals may cost less after the tax with a case than yours without the cases. Just a thought.
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post #15 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-22-2002, 07:34 PM
 
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lightninglick:

the OZ importor of ibanez is Australis.

go to allans music in Sydney - i was there about 4 months ago and saw a 7VWH hanging on the wall
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