Fellow Europeans, shipping costs for a guitar?

Dylan61

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I want to buy two Electric guitars, but the company said shipping will be $200 each, so $400 for the two.

Anyone bought something recently and know the shipping rates?

Thanks.
 

Hugo

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Hi:

This what I am usually charged for a 3/4 day shipping insured to Spain via Fedex or UPS. Sounds like market price to me.

Cheers,

Hugues.
 

buchla300

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I just paid $290 to Belgium UPS Express.. even standard was $240

USPS is usually about $100 or so I believe..
 

Radagacuca

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i usually pay $150 to $250 depending on where the guitar is located in the usa, but i don´t think the cost doubles when you buy 2. it should be more like 1 guitar=150 and 2 guitars=200. (that is an actual quote i got from a good dealer).
 

dieselJosh

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If anybody needs some guitars brought to London from the US in early February, let me know. I'm flying in for a bit and could bring "gifts"! Maybe you can avoid VAT that way?
 

Seegs

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I had two K-line guitars shipped to me near Frankfurt...a tele and a strat and they cost between $70-90 USD to ship with USPS...the tele was heavier but still light for a tele and cost a bit more...the strat was feather light...

Chow,
Seegs
 

xroads

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From my experience: most dealers ship only UPS or FEDEX, which costs >$200.
Most private sales, you can arrange USPS; cost is around $100.
 

Paul Conway

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If anybody needs some guitars brought to London from the US in early February, let me know. I'm flying in for a bit and could bring "gifts"! Maybe you can avoid VAT that way?
I don't know about that. The Heathrow customs guys are supposed to be pretty sharp re: guitars.
 

dieselJosh

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I don't know about that. The Heathrow customs guys are supposed to be pretty sharp re: guitars.
What's to say that the guitars aren't my personal instruments, and I'm bringing them for my personal use at a performance or three?

Bands tour with instruments in this manner all the time, I'm told.

-Josh
 

buchla300

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Because bands have work permits I think

The theory is that if it is of any value, it should be declared or proven that it won't be staying in the country...as far as I am aware..
 




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