Join Date: May 2003
Location: London, England
Thing is, when talking strictly list prices it usually works out cheaper in the UK than ordering from the states. NOTE : IF TALKING LIST PRICE AND IF FULLY CHARGED TAX!
List price on a 1570 here is £599 ($1016)
List price on a 1570 in the states is $750 (£441)
If you pay roughly $120 on shipping, and then 22% Tax / Vat on the US guitar it becomes £625
The difference is that in the US you can get prices far lower the list than over here.
More competition in the states so there are always price matchers and things. Over here the dealers all go, heh fockit the list is £1900, if we advertise that and make our price £1800 the people will think they are getting a good deal.
Sorry, the internet has buggered that all up for you now, so they SHOULD be dropping prices overhere sometime now that a large number of people are importing.