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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Another imports question - Japan to UK

If I was to import an RG8570Z, from what I understand through other threads:

- there are import charges equating to roughly 25% of the value of the item+shipping+insurance, with the 8% sales tax excluded from Japan
- some shops are able to export new items, but others aren't. But the above charges apply
- exchange rates - shops able to accept credit cards such as AMEX, but the rates are governed by my bank. In which case if purchasing on a card which has no exchange fees then that would be the most cost effective option.
- import fees seem to be hit and miss, with some delivery companies charging whilst others not charging.

Is there anything else I near to bear in mind before making the transaction?

Many thanks.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-30-2016, 12:26 AM
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Re: Another imports question - Japan to UK

You've covered it mate. It's very unlikely that you'd have to, being from Japan and all that, but what are your thoughts if something is wonky with the guitar when you get it and you might have to send it back? Not to put you off! Just to cover all bases.
Good luck and of course - let's see some pics when you get it!
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