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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #15 on: 24 June 2019, 17:27:13 »

There will also be the shippers additional fees for the privilege of being charged duty & VAT. Two items I recently bought ~£150, one from the US & the other from Hong Kong I paid about £45 on one where final charges were through the Royal Mail and £56 on the other through FedEx. The FedEx charges were almost double the Royal Mail ones.

Neither parts were available in the UK so I had no choice but to buy abroad & import. Sourcing & buying stuff abroad is so much easier now than when I first started importing stuff into the UK in my teens.
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #16 on: 24 June 2019, 20:23:36 »

If we ever get round to leaving the EU we could have a trade deal with the US which abolishes import duties and tariffs.  ::)

Just a thought...   :)
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #17 on: 24 June 2019, 21:41:39 »

If we ever get round to leaving the EU we could have a trade deal with the US which abolishes import duties and tariffs.  ::)



I doubt any of us will live long enough to see it. Look what our government has accomplished over the last three years.......
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #18 on: 24 June 2019, 22:08:50 »


Search on internet for a major US city with a Guitar Centre shop serviced by an airline with good prices.
Go there.
Try it & Buy it
Also buy a used & battered hard shell case, or buy a new one and rough it up, get some stickers or something
Have a good weekend in wherever it is (San Francisco is nice!)
Come home
Declare it at customs
Lie
Enjoy your guitar with some good memories of your trip !

Cheap ? No. But great fun    ::)

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Just realized who you are   ;D  Hope all is well



« Last Edit: 24 June 2019, 22:12:19 by Mister Rog »
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #19 on: 25 June 2019, 00:25:20 »

You typed that all far more eloquently than I managed on the first page ;D
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« Reply #20 on: 25 June 2019, 10:38:42 »

You typed that all far more eloquently than I managed on the first page ;D

Ah didn't actually read your post properly . .

Eloquent because I've pretty much actually done it. A slight cheat as I was in USA anyway (USA Standard Strat - Burgundy) Paid £25 to HMCE at Heathrow.
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #21 on: 25 June 2019, 12:14:34 »

You typed that all far more eloquently than I managed on the first page ;D

Ah didn't actually read your post properly . .

Eloquent because I've pretty much actually done it. A slight cheat as I was in USA anyway (USA Standard Strat - Burgundy) Paid £25 to HMCE at Heathrow.

I would add that this was some time ago, in the mid 90s    ::)


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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #22 on: 25 June 2019, 12:26:55 »

You typed that all far more eloquently than I managed on the first page ;D

Ah didn't actually read your post properly . .

Eloquent because I've pretty much actually done it. A slight cheat as I was in USA anyway (USA Standard Strat - Burgundy) Paid £25 to HMCE at Heathrow.

I would add that this was some time ago, in the mid 90s    ::)


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Must have been.. I can't remember the last time I saw anyone actually manning customs at Heathrow! ;D (Except for when flights are due in from 'certain locations' ..)
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #23 on: 25 June 2019, 12:41:45 »

You typed that all far more eloquently than I managed on the first page ;D

Ah didn't actually read your post properly . .

Eloquent because I've pretty much actually done it. A slight cheat as I was in USA anyway (USA Standard Strat - Burgundy) Paid £25 to HMCE at Heathrow.

I would add that this was some time ago, in the mid 90s    ::)


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Must have been.. I can't remember the last time I saw anyone actually manning customs at Heathrow! ;D (Except for when flights are due in from 'certain locations' ..)
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #24 on: 25 June 2019, 12:50:57 »

You typed that all far more eloquently than I managed on the first page ;D

Ah didn't actually read your post properly . .

Eloquent because I've pretty much actually done it. A slight cheat as I was in USA anyway (USA Standard Strat - Burgundy) Paid £25 to HMCE at Heathrow.

I would add that this was some time ago, in the mid 90s    ::)


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Must have been.. I can't remember the last time I saw anyone actually manning customs at Heathrow! ;D (Except for when flights are due in from 'certain locations' ..)
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #25 on: 03 August 2019, 11:19:03 »

Well Well . . .not from U.S. but bit the bullet & ordered a "Replica Gibs*n 335"  from China around 12th July. 

£204 with free courier delivery  ::) ::)

Feedback was good from USA buyers.    Thursday got a letter from Royal Mail at Chelmsford  saying item has cleared customs with  vat & import duty totalling £27.   Had to pay this online
 to RM then they will deliver it on Tuesday

Could have had it today but they wanted an extra £12 for a Saturday delivery  >:( >:(

So all in all the import duty etc. was not too bad at all .

Although have not actually got the guitar in my hand yet  ;D ;D ;D

Will update on Tuesday  :y
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #26 on: 03 August 2019, 11:48:04 »

We look forward to hearing your virtuoso performance on it, Mr. Blue! 8) :y

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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #27 on: 03 August 2019, 20:03:29 »

We look forward to hearing your virtuoso bumbling, mistake ridden  performance on it, Mr. Blue! 8) :y

Ron.

Corrected that for you Ron  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #28 on: 03 August 2019, 20:48:37 »

NO STAIRWAY...... ;D
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Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« Reply #29 on: 03 August 2019, 23:21:31 »

You forget, Mr. Blue, that I've heard you play and it is in no way bumbling..... :y 8)

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