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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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GUITAR WORLD AUSTRALIA

Does anyone else buy from guitar.com.au?

they were the cheapest for Ibanez guitars in Australia

until today...

they have jacked up ALL their prestige prices by between $50 and $500

it's bullsh#t!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 12:38 AM
 
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Re: GUITAR WORLD AUSTRALIA

Why would you buy anything locally, going by Aussie prices?

The last few guitars I have bought have come from the US, and even allowing for shipping and customs you still come out ahead!

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Why would you buy anything locally, going by Aussie prices?

The last few guitars I have bought have come from the US, and even allowing for shipping and customs you still come out ahead!

Cheers

David

really?
with the extra $200 or whatever for postage,the pain in the arse of paying and waiting for it,

i just never bothered to use that avenue
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Well, I'll give you a quick example - there is a Tom Anderson Drop Top Classic in a shop in Texas (immaculate, but second hand) for $1899USD - that's $2500 AUD - say $400 in postage (seriously!!), add 5%duty and 10% GST and you come to $3335AUD for a guitar that currently retails (assuming you can find one!) for $7000AUD!

You can apply exactly the same logic to PRS guitars and come out considerably ahead.

Probably doesn't work for Ibanez Artcores though.........

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Re: GUITAR WORLD AUSTRALIA

it only really seems to apply to real high end guitars like an RGT320Q is now $5100 on guitar.com.au

to get it in the US it's about $3000AUD

but for an RG2670 it doesn't really work
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Yep, unfortunately you are quite correct there - however generally speaking I never bother buying new guitars (I don't really want to pay that initial 30% or so depreciation the minute I walk out of the shop!), so in this case I think *B*y may be your friend, or the classifieds here, and try to pick up a good secondhand example.
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