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post Feb 22 2008, 12:18 AM
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Well, So I'm 99% sure I'm selling my guitar to this lad on the forums here smile.gif.

So, How would I go about doing this and about how much should it cost, to ship from, The east coast of the US and to the UK.I came out with 210 bucks as the cheapest. Anyone know if this is just.. to high or if there is a cheaper way?

Any help would be appreciated.

And how would I pack this in a box?

tj

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post Feb 22 2008, 12:20 AM
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QUOTE (Tjchep @ Feb 21 2008, 11:18 PM) *
Well, So I'm 99% sure I'm selling my guitar to this lad on the forums here smile.gif.

So, How would I go about doing this and about how much should it cost, to ship from, The east coast of the US and to the UK.I came out with 210 bucks as the cheapest. Anyone know if this is just.. to high or if there is a cheaper way?

Any help would be appreciated.

And how would I pack this in a box?

tj

I think you can probably get it for 160 dollars at cheapest. Just check around but make sure you have insurance on item for how much the item is worth.


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:21 AM
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Thats not pretty. ohmy.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:22 AM
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Well, i would find some Tibetan monks who can walk on water, then have them wrap your guitar in silk, put it in the the ark of the covenant and carry it to the uk. but seriously, ive heard the best way to ship a guitar is in a factory box with LOTS of padding. and insurance.

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post Feb 22 2008, 12:22 AM
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Anyone travelling from US to UK soon? Fancy picking up a guitar on the way????

$160= not so cool dry.gif
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post Feb 22 2008, 12:24 AM
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pay for my plane ticket and ill bring it for free. but $160 does seem a little expensive. how much is insurance?


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:25 AM
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It's a huge item. Sending across UK would cost about 40 dollars. All Ijchep needs to do is weigh the item somehow. Package it up and take to airmail service and get insurance on the item and send. You aint gonna get it for less than 100 dollars though I wouldn't have thought. sad.gif That's why it is only really worth it on guitars over 1000 pound


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:26 AM
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Ive seen Worldwide delivery on ebay at about $40-$60, i wouldnt mind knowing their secrets...
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post Feb 22 2008, 12:26 AM
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Correct me if im wrong, but isnt there a customs fee or something also?


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:27 AM
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This company tried to charge me 80 dollars shipping on a belt. It's crazy.


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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Feb 21 2008, 11:26 PM) *
Correct me if im wrong, but isnt there a customs fee or something also?

Yes there is of 17.5%. I think you can get round it though by saying on the package that the Item cost is free and then just pay over internet.

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post Feb 22 2008, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 21 2008, 06:27 PM) *
This company tried to charge me 80 dollars shipping on a belt. It's crazy.

part of the logic center of my brain died when i read that. ohmy.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:28 AM
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Owch.

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You've always wanted to see the U.S haven't you?

I'll give you a souvenir if you do. smile.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:30 AM
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come on people! its 2008! where are the flying cars and teleporters?!


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:31 AM
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Well what do you think the dimensions of the box would be?

like 30x 15x 10?

And about 13lbs?

Thats what I guesstimated smile.gif.


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:32 AM
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QUOTE (Tjchep @ Feb 21 2008, 11:31 PM) *
Well what do you think the dimensions of the box would be?

like 30x 15x 10?

And about 13lbs?

Thats what I guesstimated smile.gif.

30X? What dimension is that? Inches? And what guitar? My guitar weighs barely anything but a Les Paul weighs a hell of a lot.

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post Feb 22 2008, 12:33 AM
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Yes.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-S470DXQ...933-i1173436.gc

maybe its only like 8 lbs. But box must weigh some then shipping materials.



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post Feb 22 2008, 12:34 AM
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QUOTE (Tjchep @ Feb 21 2008, 11:28 PM) *
Owch.

Deep roots.

You've always wanted to see the U.S haven't you?

I'll give you a souvenir if you do. smile.gif


Ever been to the Uk???

Best place ever!!


- i'll be your tour guide for FREE if you come down wink.gif

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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Feb 21 2008, 11:34 PM) *
Ever been to the Uk???

Best place ever!!


- i'll be your tour guide for FREE if you come down wink.gif

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I'll come from Canada, to the US, pick up the guitar, fly to UK, drop off guitar. All you have to do is feed me, give me shelter and give me a car (that can go on water) .. And i'll probly need your lisence smile.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 12:37 AM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Feb 22 2008, 12:34 AM) *
Ever been to the Uk???

Best place ever!!


- i'll be your tour guide for FREE if you come down wink.gif

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Tempting.

How are the ladies down there.

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