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04/16/2005 5:44 pm
I know this has prob been done in other posts so sorry..
what do u peeps think about buying guitars from other countrys?
I bought my JPMM from the states and it was way cheaper than buying it here.. I saved over 1000 euros.. it would have cost me 3100 euros to buy it here in Ireland but I made a massive saveing from getting it off the net, even with the 21% import VAT.. so just wondering who else has made that choice too?
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"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 6:09 pm
How is ireland?Are there alot of redheads?
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04/16/2005 6:28 pm
I have got a lot of kit from the internet marketplace. I have not been burned yet !!

I generally shy away form buying guitars as I think that is a very personal thing (though this is not to say that I haven't done it !!). However non guitar kit like computers, software, pre-amps, Fx units, speakers, amps, etc etc yep, often and no problem.

www.music123.com are worth a look for international sales. They are not a bad firm either.
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04/16/2005 6:29 pm
Originally Posted by: chucklivesoninmyheartHow is ireland?Are there alot of redheads?

There are a few redheads.. I should think about the same amount as anywhere.. I used to go out with a redhead and they have a temper u wouldnt believe.. :D
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 6:31 pm
Originally Posted by: Dr_simonI have got a lot of kit from the internet marketplace. I have not been burned yet !!

I generally shy away form buying guitars as I think that is a very personal thing (though this is not to say that I haven't done it !!). However non guitar kit like computers, software, pre-amps, Fx units, speakers, amps, etc etc yep, often and no problem.

www.music123.com are worth a look for international sales. They are not a bad firm either.


I totaly agree about buying guitars is very personal but I tried out the guitar here first then and only then did I know thats the one I wanted..
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 6:33 pm
Originally Posted by: silentmusicThere are a few redheads.. I should think about the same amount as anywhere.. I used to go out with a redhead and they have a temper u wouldnt believe.. :D


Yes,ive heard the tales of raging redheads...but some are just so incredibly hot.I want a cute cuddly one I can snuggle up wi...the internet is a great place to find products of any kind cheap...I buy most everything online.Even socks!
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04/16/2005 6:34 pm
The bar where I hang out has a redhead working there she is soooooooooooo HOTT and very nice to talk to aswell which is a bonus..
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 6:35 pm
Originally Posted by: silentmusic... I made a massive saveing from getting it off the net, even with the 21% import VAT.. so just wondering who else has made that choice too?
[font=trebuchet ms]Axl_Rose makes his money by buying USA Gibsons and re-selling them in the UK.

I've bought several guitars from the USA, but that's simply because they have 10 times the population of Canada, so there is often a better selection. There's no savings to be made by buying in the USA and importing to Canada. The prices are about the same, but shipping fees add a lot to the total cost even before the Customs Duty is added. I prefer to buy in Canada, but if a particlar axe that I want happens to be in the States, then I'll buy from there.[/font]
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04/16/2005 6:41 pm
I had to try out a lot of diff places because some online stores in the states wont sell this guitar outside the states which was kinda off-putting but I kept searching and finaly got my guitar :D
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 6:45 pm
I wish I could sell gibsons to the u.k......I need money.Axl where are you!?I need your guidance!

Ive used an online currency converter and can't seem to see any profit margin from selling to the u.k.Help a fellow scotman out!
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04/16/2005 6:47 pm
Originally Posted by: chucklivesoninmyheartI wish I could sell gibsons to the u.k......I need money.Axl where are you!?I need your guidance!


Use the force......... :cool:
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 6:49 pm
I'm actually dead serious...ive pm'd him,emailed him and everything...hear me axl!
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04/16/2005 6:50 pm
Originally Posted by: chucklivesoninmyheartI wish I could sell gibsons to the u.k......I need money.Axl where are you!?I need your guidance!

Ive used an online currency converter and can't seem to see any profit margin from selling to the u.k.Help a fellow scotman out!


I guess u would have to sell a few items to overseas to make any type of profit..
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 6:52 pm
Axl in a previous post said that the lp's sell for nearly double in the u.k.I don't even want double...my mom lost her second job and any extra money would be a godsend.
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04/16/2005 6:53 pm
The other thing is, Gibsons are pretty popular over here so the stores stock em and sell em at reasonable prices thats why I had to buy my JPMM from the states cause they aint as popular here as Gibsons or Fenders etc.. ( but im my opinon wayyyy better)
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 6:59 pm
Originally Posted by: chucklivesoninmyheartAxl in a previous post said that the lp's sell for nearly double in the u.k.I don't even want double...my mom lost her second job and any extra money would be a godsend.


sorry to hear about ur mom loosing her second job..Im sure if u look into selling guitars over the net u will find a way that will make u a nice profit and make a guitarist somewhere happy with their new or second hand guitar :D
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 7:23 pm
Ok at http://www.soundslive.co.uk/default.asp the Gibson LP customs sell for $3600 usd(or £1,949.00) and I can get one in the states for just under $3000 usd(£1,584.45).

Is that considerd a good price over there for an LP Custom or is that site gouging people?

Likewise,the JPMM sells for $3,024.19 usd(£1,599.00) and I could get one here for $1,312.50 - $1,592.50 usd(£693.197-£841.079 GBP) depending on color.

If so it looks like small amounts of money can be made potentially.I'm not sure about getting the shipping and all that setup though...u.s to u.k.
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04/16/2005 7:58 pm
Yep you will need to pay VAT, shipping and I'd go for insurance also.

UPS and FedEx will throw insurance in for free.
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Originally Posted by: chucklivesoninmyheartOk at http://www.soundslive.co.uk/default.asp the Gibson LP customs sell for $3600 usd(or £1,949.00) and I can get one in the states for just under $3000 usd(£1,584.45).

Is that considerd a good price over there for an LP Custom or is that site gouging people?

Likewise,the JPMM sells for $3,024.19 usd(£1,599.00) and I could get one here for $1,312.50 - $1,592.50 usd(£693.197-£841.079 GBP) depending on color.

If so it looks like small amounts of money can be made potentially.I'm not sure about getting the shipping and all that setup though...u.s to u.k.


Your prices seem good.. I got the all options JPMM medallion gold guitar.. it was a great price $1685.00 which worked out at about 1330 euros back in march and about the shipping, they shipped to me using UPS and I had to pay the shipping ontop of the price of the guitar which was an extra $230 and even with the 21% vat ontop of that I still got it wayyyyyyy cheaper than buying it here.. so u seem to be looking into selling the right way and best of luck im sure u will work out how to sell guitars overseas and make a profit for urself..
Akira says;
"i was expecting some 3476 string string skipping with some 23489172343 octave sweeps and some alt picking runs at 345734237623572bpm in 234872364781246164516th notes across your 2384723648724627348623478264 fret guitar"
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04/16/2005 8:03 pm
Is it not cheaper to have a day in London and go looking for second hand kit down Denmark St ?
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