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New amp dilemma

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by mbookatz, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. mbookatz

    mbookatz Member

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    I am based in england and on the market for a new amp. i want something clean so i can use pedals with it. My dilemma is that its tough to find good second hand gear in the Uk. I have a place in America i really want to buy a super reverb or a nice clean fender amp. If i was to ship the amp from my place in america to england would it cost me a fortune and not be worth doing. Just to be clear this wouldnt be the store shipping it but will be me shipping it myself. Thanks
     
  2. coldfingaz

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    Between the cost of shipping a large amp from the US to UK, the VAT you'll have to pay on import & the normal risks associated with shipping amps, I'm guessing it's probably wiser to pay substantially more for such an amp in the UK... even if it's a bit of a drive from where you're located. Others there in the UK will hopefully give you some input.
     
  3. mbookatz

    mbookatz Member

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    is there still a vat charge if i send the item from my house in the usa to mine in the uk, seems strange to pay vat in that situation.
     
  4. Stu Blue

    Stu Blue Member

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    I'm sorry but I cannot believe you've actually bothered to look around either the shops or the guitar mags. It's not possible to live more than 30 miles away from a "gear shop" anywhere in the UK. Buying a Super would just be a matter of choosing which one.
     

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