GAS satisfied, time to return to Australia to live

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  1. bgwicks

    bgwicks Member

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    After 3 years lving in Evansville Indiana, it is time to return to Sydney Australia. During my time I have bought about 40 guitars, and they are all coming home with me. Here are six of my best: 61 tennee, 58 strat, 58 special, 68 335, 66 jazzmaster, 63 strat.:dude

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  2. bgwicks

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    Very happy to be going back to Australia. We come from Sydney, so we are going home. We are looking forward to the weather, and the beaches. Not so much the cost of living and the traffic.
     
  3. loiking

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    How much is that gonna cost you to bring them back into Australia? And thats a lot of investment grade instruments!! You must be ****in loaded?
     
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    Whats the go with customs on the way back? Any costs?
     
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    Good luck returning to Oz. You should have no trouble making new friends with that mighty fine guitar collection :)
     
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    Heh, I take it that you were not here on a student visa. :D

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  7. bgwicks

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    They are coming back in crates as part of our personal belongings. They will go in a shipping container with our other stuff. As for customs, we don't pay GST as we have been US residents for the last three years. In respect to duty, the 2004 free trade agreement between the US and Australia removed all duty on US made guitars moving to Aust, and vice versa. As for being loaded that is a relative term, however the last three years have been very good to us. The cost of living in South West Indiana is extremely low. Plus in the midwest you can still find great guitars still with their original owners. This does not seem to be the case on the East or West coast, or down south. I took advantage of this. Also the prices have been down on vintage guitars in the last 2 years. Lastly with exchange rates the way they are it sucks to take cash back to Australia. Overall it was just a combination of factors which made the buying of these beautiful instruments possible.
     
  8. pedalcr8z

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    Nice score sir.............what other amps do you have to plug into besides the TRRI ?:BEER
     
  9. damo7v

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    You're a man after my own heart! I'm originally from Sydney myself, and while I miss it terribly, I console myself with the excellent deals to be had on guitars/everything-except-weather up here.

    Have a Crownie for me!
     
  10. bgwicks

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    I mainly just use a blues junior. I really haven't got into the amps here as the power difference in Australia would make it difficult. When I get home I hope to do some trading to upgrade amps.
     
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    Very versatile combination in just those 6 guitars! :AOK
     
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    Whatever you do, make sure you buy up on strings before you come back! I actually buy my strings direct from the US now because they are sooooo much cheaper.
     
  13. bgwicks

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    Thanks Jimmy, I have been raiding the local shops buying up.
     

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