Posted 03 January 2016 - 10:01 AM
Compare and contrast with Parcelforce worldwide who handled an earlier purchase from Japan. Tokyo to Coventry took 3 days. Coventry hung onto it for 10 days before rubber-stamping the paperwork. I then had to drive 30 mins to my local depot to collect it where I had to pay, in cash as they had no facility for card payments, the 20% VAT, 3% import duty plus £13 handling fee.
If I ever import a bass again I will make sure it is handled by DHL.
Posted 03 January 2016 - 10:54 AM
2 days from Tokyo !! That's fantastic. I was waiting on a 48 hour delivery from Parcel Farce on Hogmanay,which of course never arrived.
It'll be the 5th at the earliest now. Should have used DHL
Posted 04 January 2016 - 10:22 PM
As there's probably 10x the numbers of Rics in the US than the UK you stand a much better chance of getting a good one,hell it's even better with US Fenders.
They average $800 2nd hand
I would suggest keeping the tax and duty factored into any purchase you might make,if you're happy with the deal and you do have to pay at customs the purchase isn'
Course I think you're thinking of other options
Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:12 AM
I have this message on my parcelforce tracking for a bass I've imported from Korea...
Your parcel is currently with the customs authorities and is being assessed for import duties and local taxes. These will be notified to the addressee and usually need to be paid prior to the parcel being delivered.
Any idea how long this bit usually takes / what I can expect?
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