Edwards / Shipping Question.

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Edwards / Shipping Question.

Postby Drew » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:34 pm

I was just wondering a few things about the following guitar:

http://www.digimart.net/inst_detail.do? ... DS00371997

I know it probably looks like it'd be pretty crap (I don't even know if it's real/fake or what) but I belt the fuck out of my guitars anyway so the level of quality isn't a top priority to me (though I'll probably just end up buying an SV from Shane sometime this year), but I was just wondering if any of you knew about these things? I've never seen a so called custom Edwards on any other site, but it just looks pretty cool to me.

Also, I've never had international shipping on anything over $1000 before, so could someone give me a general idea of how much something like that would cost by the time it arrived at my door? Thanks.

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Postby krazylobster » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:09 pm

Here's an example using a guitar priced at $1000 and shipping at $100.

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Cval (Cost of guitar)             $1,000.00
T&I (Shipping)                    $100.00
Duty (5% of Cval)                 $50.00
VoTI (Cval + Duty + T&I)          $1,150.00
GST (10% of VoTI)                 $115.00
Total (Cval + T&I + Duty + GST)   $1,265.00


This total plus any customs broker fees. I didn't use a broker and I think I paid around $50 for 'customs handling'.


P.S. That guitar has a really nice cutaway. More so than my Edwards RV.

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Postby Zaneus » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:54 pm

Customs tax is 10% if its over $1000. If the item your importing is under $1000 then its tax free.

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Postby Drew » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:54 pm

Ok cool, that sounds like it'd be a really nice deal then. Shame I can't read anything on the site :P I think I'd rather play it safe and buy something through Shane but it's good to know my options, cheers guys.

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Postby Zaneus » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:30 pm

Get the URL of the page and search that in Google. Then click on "translate this page". Then you can read it.

Edit: http://www.digimart.net/english.html

More importantly:
Digimart is the Japan's leading Musical Instrument Search Engine. Hundreds of musical instrument shops all over Japan are updating the shop and their stock information daily for users mainly living in Japan. Digimart is NOT real shop or EC site.


Gotta look elsewhere for the guitar.

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Postby hermz » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:09 pm

Zaneus wrote:Customs tax is 10% if its over $1000. If the item your importing is under $1000 then its tax free.

No, customs is 5%. GST is 10% (calculated after shipping and customs).

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Postby Drew » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:00 pm

Got another question for you guys, if the guitar is under $1000, do I have to do any paperwork or tax shit? (I have no idea what I'm talking about.) Stuff like that? I've only ever bought cheap things from overseas before. Cheers.

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Postby krazylobster » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:38 pm

Nope, stuff under $1000 is exempt.
Unless you were importing two separate packages around the same time that total over $1000. (e.g. you buy two guitars for $800 each and they both hit customs at the same time) I've heard customs have hit ppl up for shit like that before.

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Postby Drew » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:11 pm

Oh ok nah man I won't be doing anything like that. Thanks for your help dude.

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Postby Fikealox » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:28 pm

If they suspect the guitar is over $1000 or its value isn't clearly enough marked, they can hold it, and you have to do paperwork and pay a release fee (or pay a custom's broker to do the paperwork)

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Re: Edwards / Shipping Question.

Postby flames » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:51 pm

I got my edwards today mate, and its worth way over that $1000 mark, but i had no issues with customs, so im guessing that you wouldnt have any problems either with getting yours through ?

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Re: Edwards / Shipping Question.

Postby guitarsatbmusic » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:20 pm

They can bill you at a later date, this is common
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Re: Edwards / Shipping Question.

Postby DeafFatalBruno » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:51 am

guitarsatbmusic wrote:They can bill you at a later date, this is common


mmmh, how does that work? If I read the customs page correctly then they say that they withhold any item until all fees (custom + gst) are paid.

I ordered an edwards guitar end of june from japan (As there are still no prices for edwards here) and it went through customs without any remark and I haven't heard anything either since then. The value was clearly declared on the box.

Maybe some customs officers don't take single private shipments too seriously and don't check em very carefully. They might focus more on the larger scale imports.

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Re: Edwards / Shipping Question.

Postby guitarsatbmusic » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:55 am

It depends on the method of importation. And, in theory, they can also backdate claims for customs payments if they deem an importer, private or otherwise, to be bringing in more than $1,000 combined over a certain period. They are supposed to, and should, treat all imports as equal. Why on earth should a commercial business have to pay it (and then pass it on to consumers here) and not a personal import have to pay?
Did you use a customs broker? Did you fill all the Nature 10 paperwork and so on out yourself? Which shipper?
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Re: Edwards / Shipping Question.

Postby guitarsatbmusic » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:57 am

Oh, and thanks for mentioning the impetus for importing was the pricing still wasn't available here. I'll be sure and direct the people who are SUPPOSED to be giving me the pricing to the thread. Hopefully they will get a wriggle on. You may or may not have liked the pricing anyway, but it's good for them to know people are waiting FFS!
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