Purchasing Gear From America And Shipping To Europe
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Jan 16 2008, 03:37 PM
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Who buys gear from America and where do you purchase from that deliver to Europe and to UK specifically.

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MickeM
Jan 16 2008, 04:13 PM
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Try the smaller eBay stores. Large stores may have restriction on shipping certain brands abroad, like ESP guitars and I belive Mesa Boogie amps and probably more brands added to that. These larger stores are afraid of losing their contract with manufacturers. Some eBay stores lean more towards prioritising sales with an agreement with the buyer to not run off to the manufacturer and tell on them.

That's my own experience from when I was looking for an ESP guitar which is about 1/3-1/2 the price in the US compared to where I live. Big stores refused to ship, after a few questions to eBay stores I found one who was willing to ship. Regretfully I suddenly had to spend that money elsewhere so I had to back out from that deal.

So try eBay stores and offer the salesman a deal where his back is safe and the risk is over at your end. He wants to sell but would like to keep his contract. A suggestion is that you pay him and he sends the goods in an anonymous parcel as a gift or stating it's the guitar you forgot after your show or something wink.gif

Or if you know someone in the US who can work as a middleman for you. Have the stuff delivered to your friend and ask for it to be sent in a traceable package to you.

Maybe even you have a friend on this site who could help you out for a few dollars wink.gif Because that way the stores are safe and also your friend isn't doing anything wrong. Niether do you.

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Muris Varajic
Jan 16 2008, 04:47 PM
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I got 7-8 items from eBay.us.
Triaxis I got was used BUT it was auction by a music store and they offered shipping world wide.
I wanted it to Austria cause shipping to Bosnia is about 4x more expensive blink.gif
Rest of the items were from stores as well but smaller ones,cables,adapters,straps etc.
But they offered WW shipping as well.
It depends of item actually I think.

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Ivan Milenkovic
Jan 16 2008, 09:06 PM
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On eBay, you can filter the stores that send worlwide. Also you can filter the auctions that ship worldwide too on the left side of the screen.

Alternatively, you can email some stores that don't ship if you fin a decent purchase, some of them will ship if asked.

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