Fellow Europeans, shipping costs for a guitar?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Dylan61, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Dylan61

    Dylan61 Member

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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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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..
     
  4. 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).
     
  5. 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?
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Paul Conway

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    I don't know about that. The Heathrow customs guys are supposed to be pretty sharp re: guitars.
     
  9. dieselJosh

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    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
     
  10. 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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