#2
I doubt it. I'm pretty sure they keep it within the lower 48s. I know for a fact that they don't ship to Canada. Those bastards...
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try musiciansfriend.com. they might.
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#4
i don't think so. they have a list somewhere of the items which they will ship internationally. it's mostly crap like music stands...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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fender strat for £200.... yes please!


£200 plus the VAT and shipping and other customs fees.

you'll end up paying about the same and god help you if you need to return it because it's broken or the wrong one.
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#6
yea i had this problem....bought a Kustom 36...they're about £700/800 over here...

£300 in america....i ordered one and had to pay £110 shipping, plus £80 custom fees...and then £20 on a USA - UK currency converter...

still cheaper though I suppose, but I've thought about buying a guitar from USA but as the geezer above said, it probably wouldn't work out THAT much cheaper, and true, if it gets damaged, you're buggered really
#7
ok........ so what if i got a member of the public to purchase a guitar then ship it to me in private, would it get held for vat etc at UK customs?
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ok........ so what if i got a member of the public to purchase a guitar then ship it to me in private, would it get held for vat etc at UK customs?


yes it would, you would get charged VAT plus import duty (about 6% i think). it's still a good deal.
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#10
If its marked as a gift it will fly past customs with no VAT or Duty paid(around 22% of price paid). VideoGamesplus.CA do this for me on all my hardware orders.
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Well, on top of everything everyone else has said, MIM standard strats are terrible. Save up and go Japanese.

Or better yet. eBay.

I can't disagree enough with that comment. MIM strats are NOT terrible.

It's true that cheaper materials and labour is used than on a USA version for instance, and thats reflected in the price. Most MIM strats that I've played have been great, especially considering the price.

I'm an American strat owner btw incase anyone thinks I've posted a bias opinion.
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If its marked as a gift it will fly past customs with no VAT or Duty paid(around 22% of price paid). VideoGamesplus.CA do this for me on all my hardware orders.

Little parcels like that will be ok, but as has been said, gift or not, a package the size of a good amp or a guitar will be looked at by customs and the duty will have to be paid.
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If its marked as a gift it will fly past customs with no VAT or Duty paid(around 22% of price paid). VideoGamesplus.CA do this for me on all my hardware orders.


not necessarily - it used to work back when importing was less commonplace. It's so easy now what with online sales that they're a lot tighter on that sort of thing now. If it looks big and expensive they'll open it up.
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If its marked as a gift it will fly past customs with no VAT or Duty paid(around 22% of price paid). VideoGamesplus.CA do this for me on all my hardware orders.

Which would invalidate any insurance if the item is lost or stolen.... Plus you can only declare certain items with low values as "gifts".

Depending on the courier used etc, figure around and extra 30% in duties and fees PLUS shipping charges.

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#16
All the ones ive played were pretty ick, i have to put up with 2 MIM standards in school. They arent terrible just that I personally cannot justify the £200 price difference between an affinity squier and MIM standard. And ill stand by that untill I die.

When I got my Catalinbread from the US they marked it as gift. Havent heard anything from customs as of yet. But I doubt were going to get around it.
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yea i had this problem....bought a Kustom 36...they're about £700/800 over here...

£300 in america....i ordered one and had to pay £110 shipping, plus £80 custom fees...and then £20 on a USA - UK currency converter...

still cheaper though I suppose, but I've thought about buying a guitar from USA but as the geezer above said, it probably wouldn't work out THAT much cheaper, and true, if it gets damaged, you're buggered really


yeah. sometimes it still works out cheaper, if it's something that's a lot cheaper in the US/whatever other country you're importing from. but you need to remember those customs fees etc. and that any time "free shipping" is mentioned, it's normally only to the country that the shop is based in (exception: thomann).

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Well, on top of everything everyone else has said, MIM standard strats are terrible. Save up and go Japanese.

Or better yet. eBay.


agreed. second-hand tokais can be had for less than an MIM. I know what i'd rather have.

the sought-after 80s ones can go for a bit more, but even the newer ones are noticeably nicer than MIM. heck i'd take them over a USA standard/deluxe (but how much of that is based on the fact i prefer a more vintage feel etc. is hard to say).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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