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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-02-2015, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ordered j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

I just ordered a $2500 j-custom from ikebe-gakki.com, and it's on its way to me in the US. I know some of you have done this in the past. Can you tell me what I can expect as far as import taxes are concerned? Specifically, how do I pay them, and about how much are they?

Thanks for any and all information you can give me!

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Re: Ordered $2500 j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

AFAIK, you won't have any taxes or duties to pay. I never have, but all my purchases were for used guitars/parts. I don't know the rules for a new purchase.
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Re: Ordered $2500 j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

It depends on who the carrier is. If it's DHL they'll bill you, 10% and small brokerage. If it's your post man that delivers it you shouldn't get any bill. Those would be the 2 typical when buying from Asia and AU.
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Re: Ordered $2500 j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

It's being shipped via EMS, which if I'm not mistaken hands off to the USPS when it gets stateside.

I'm concerned about this because I'm having it shipped to my work address (big company with internal shipping dock), and I just realized they probably wouldn't appreciate being asked to pay customs fees on delivery to the carrier! I hope I didn't royally screw up there...
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Re: Ordered $2500 j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

I've gotten a few small EMS packages and they were just left on my doorstep like a normal package. Was never contacted about any duties, although these were $150-300 packages.
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Re: Ordered $2500 j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

Ive found it to be hit and miss. I've bought a bunch of Edwards and Fenders from Japan and sometimes I got bit and had to pay, sometimes I didn't.
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Ive found it to be hit and miss. I've bought a bunch of Edwards and Fenders from Japan and sometimes I got bit and had to pay, sometimes I didn't.
Well, there won't be any more Fender Japan guitars unless you find em used. Just thought you should know.
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Re: Ordered $2500 j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

I got a $2000 guitar from the USA to uk and had to pay $609, quite a hefty tax.
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Well, there won't be any more Fender Japan guitars unless you find em used. Just thought you should know.


Might be time to sell a few then
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Might be time to sell a few then
Yeah, just so you know the reason why:

Fender was distributed by Yamano Gakki (iirc the parent company of Rock Inn guitar shops) and they got into a argument over something, which made Fender create "Fender Music Japan." They ordered a cease production order on Fender Japan, meaning the brand has disappeared. Another problem with this is that Fender has decided to only work with ONE dealer per city, and they essentially refuse to even support warranties for guitars left over at stores that stocked Fenders before this whole dealer mess got started. Shops that are not authorized Fender dealers can't get replacement parts or anything to help their own customers.

So that's essentially the deal. Fender Japan, as a brand name, is gone. i'm sure people who know Fender Japan and how high quality they are will still hunt them down and the prices will rise, but what has happened here is total insanity. There will be a lot of guitar shops losing LOTS of business to authorized Fender dealers.
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Re: Ordered $2500 j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

I ordered from Gotoh once, no customs, but the item was below 100 EUR.
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Yeah, just so you know the reason why:

Fender was distributed by Yamano Gakki (iirc the parent company of Rock Inn guitar shops) and they got into a argument over something, which made Fender create "Fender Music Japan." They ordered a cease production order on Fender Japan, meaning the brand has disappeared. Another problem with this is that Fender has decided to only work with ONE dealer per city, and they essentially refuse to even support warranties for guitars left over at stores that stocked Fenders before this whole dealer mess got started. Shops that are not authorized Fender dealers can't get replacement parts or anything to help their own customers.

So that's essentially the deal. Fender Japan, as a brand name, is gone. i'm sure people who know Fender Japan and how high quality they are will still hunt them down and the prices will rise, but what has happened here is total insanity. There will be a lot of guitar shops losing LOTS of business to authorized Fender dealers.
same story with the death of jacksonstars brand?
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Re: Ordered $2500 j-custom from ikebe. How do I pay the import tax / customs duty?

Well, the guitar arrived in the US from Japan and was transferred to USPS. It was delivered to my work address with no customs fees. I guess I got lucky this time!
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same story with the death of jacksonstars brand?
that I don't know, sadly.
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Well, the guitar arrived in the US from Japan and was transferred to USPS. It was delivered to my work address with no customs fees. I guess I got lucky this time!
What I'm trying to figure out is, why is Ikebe allowed to ship guitars to the US but Jason at Ishibashi isn't. The president of Hoshino USA gave him a "stop it" speech supposedly but Hoshino USA hasn't told Ikebe the same thing.
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