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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guy Named Sue, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I sold a pedal to @LPBlue in Canada once and he paid me in beaver pelts.

    No more non US sales for me.
     
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  2. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

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    It’s frustrating to buy on the same continent when we share a border and get the “we don’t ship international” (USA to Canada). Historically I ask and occasionally its, oh Canada’s not international so yeah we’ll ship. Mostly it’s a no.

    Frustrating in the world e commerce..... But it is what it is.
    Rock on.
     
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  3. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    i sell stuff on ebay and have several reasons why i do not ship overseas but the main reason a doozie...

    everytime i ask the post office about overseas shipping they give me a different answer.

    o_O:(:eek::oops::confused::thumbd::mad: with an extra side of wtf
     
  4. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That is really annoying! I'll say this for the Customs guys at Gatwick and Heathrow in London: they really know their stuff when it comes to guitars and pro audio. If they think you're having a laugh, they're on it, but anything with a reasonable invoice value tends to arrive without any hassle. Of course, you have to pay the duty and tax, but not at some really rediculous, made up rates.

    When I worked in sales, back in the 1980s, Customs & Excise would phone occasionally if they weren't totally sure on value. These days, they have the internet. Even back then, they knew the difference between a current Mannies Of New York invoice, and one the shop had stopped using six months earlier...
     
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  5. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    The North American Free Trade agreement will allow us to freely trade across our boarders, and allow us to compete with Europe!

    Bahahahahahahahaha.......
     
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  6. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    One time I sold an effects pedal to a member in Hawaii.

    That nail-biter experience went smooth as silk! Why don’t we have a nail-biter emoticon? :confused:
     
  7. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    In ten years, I have never bought from Reverb, I have never sold on either Reverb or eBay, and I have never shipped a guitar.

    I recently considered selling an item on Reverb, but first I attempted to research shipping costs as well as Reverb's fees. The top search results all seemed to agree on one piece of advice: ship only to the continental U.S. I don't know what the logic was in all cases, but one seller indicated that Reverb's shipping tool reliably predicts shipping costs for CONUS, but not to Hawaii or Alaska, let alone overseas. I think the same person also said that the Reverb tool reliably estimates shipping to Canada, but Reverb makes it difficult to enable shipping to Canada without opening it up to locations overseas.

    I am not suggesting that these assessments are accurate. Clearly I have no experience to say one way or the other.

    And I may be confused -- I started to get bleary-eyed after he managed to squeeze 2 minutes of info into a 23-minute video.
     
  8. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    Haha! Reminds me of traveling to Bahamas in 1993.

    Bahamian customs official points to my suitcase. "Hey, mon, you got any bad tings in dere?
    "No."
    "Ok." Waves me through.​





    On another note: If you find yourself in the Bahamas, and the casino does not stock Budweiser, and the local convenience store does not carry Budweiser, and the shack at the beach does not have Budweiser ... refrain from asking a local, "Do you know where I can get some Bud?"
     
  9. jeff h

    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

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    Exactly as I understood it. Cont 48 states only.

    When the seller pays shipping, it is easier this way.
     
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  10. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I hate shipping things out.
    There is a period at the end of that sentence.
    If I sell something, I try for local pickup *or* delivery.
    I'll drive 50+ miles on my day off to deliver something.... or to buy something of significant value.
    Everyone can inspect the item and agree on the condition, any last minute haggling can be taken care of, and I've made personal contact with the previous/next owner of my gun/guitar/amp.
     
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  11. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    It's a different mindset I think.

    Europeans, Aussies etc generally think nothing of shipping stuff around the globe in my experience. It's what we have always done. Done it myself many, many times.

    The USA has historically been more insular and even with just CONUS they still have a very large catchment area. So I can see why they would not want the bother.

    Funnily enough, because the US is such a huge country it can take a good while to ship stuff around. We can get a parcel into NY next day from here in the UK.
     
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