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Self Imports from China

Has anybody had experience with self importing tuners and other musical items from China or Vietnam? What has the import duty been if any? Vietnam and China are both countries well represented on ebay.

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Started by Hobo 63. Last reply by Hobo 63 Dec 12, 2011. 2 Replies

Bought from ebay 3 L+ 3R tuner...got 2 L and 4 R tuner.Send message and he sen me 1 L tuner more...but today I got again 1 R tuner...its not worth send mail again...next time I order from TMART fast…Continue

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Comment by Hobo 63 on April 7, 2012 at 7:29am
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on October 15, 2011 at 9:44am
I've had bad experiences with cheap no-name strings. Plain (unwound) strings had really poor electro - magnetic performance - swapped them for my regular d'Addarios and full power and clarity was restored. Also, on taking them out of the pack they retained a lot of curvature, whereas name brand strings always uncoil virtually straight. Taking on so much 'set' when coiled indicates an inferior low carbon, soft steel ....and the ball ends and twist locking just wasn't in the same league as a proper brand.
Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on October 15, 2011 at 9:23am

Hi.

Just a little feedback. I have done very well with chinese stuff from eBay, but recently I bought a set of strings from China. A set of 6 light electric ones for £1.14 just to see what they were like. How could you go wrong you might think. This is how. Strings are normally shiny. These are matt and grey looking. A brass slide would normally slide nicely over them. With these the slide grates and the strings are obviously wearing away at the brass (not burnishing but abrading). If you want to scrunch them up and use them as a kitchen scourer, fine. As strings, no way. Thought you might like to know.

Comment by jabes on September 12, 2011 at 9:59am

check out suntekstore.co.uk,free postage, i bought a fully loaded 'strat' scratchplate-2 single coil,1 humbucker ,pots,knobs,5 way switch all in for £ 11.58 .i bought it just for the parts,i've used 1 pup and a vol pot ---sounds great. 14 days.

lots of other stuff for sale, not just guitar bits.

Comment by bouydog 8-9-8 on September 5, 2011 at 4:52pm
Chinese machine heads arrived today.
Comment by bouydog 8-9-8 on August 16, 2011 at 3:12pm
I have just bought six machine heads from china via ebay for the grand total of £3.98  thats 99 pence for the heads and £2.99 postage with delivery up to 21 days.I have also bought a set from a uk seller for £5.29 with free postage and got them in three days. I think these sellers are linked as the pictures and description etc are identical. The machine heads are great value for the money ideal for cbg builds. The limit on import to the uk from china before paying duty is £18 this includes cost of item postage and any insurance.
Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on July 5, 2011 at 8:45pm

Hi Bob.

At least if you have to drive all over somewhere to not find something it might as well be San Diego. Try doing it in Slough (about 15 miles from where I live).

"Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!

It isn't fit for humans now, 

There isn't grass to graze a cow."

by John Betjeman

Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on July 5, 2011 at 7:42pm

I have had lots of stuff from China (mainly HK) through eBay. Latest example. A solder sucker for 99p + 49p postage. I purchased it on the evening of 26th June (Sunday) and it arrived on 5th July (Tuesday). That's only 7 working days. Fantastic.

If anything is wrong they are the best at refunding. Their priority seems to be to give the best service possible. People are wary of buying from China but I have had much better experiences with the Chinese than I have with sellers from continental Europe (in particular Germany).

Just one point for UK makers. For some of the electronic stuff don't forget Maplin. I think the output jacks and piezos are as good if not better than many that I have seen, and cheaper too.

Comment by Rand Moore on May 28, 2011 at 5:48am

If you all are purchasing guitar parts, and need some Chinese words to break through the language barrier, you should check out my English/Chinese Glossary which is available on my other CBN discussion group - "Chinese/English CBG Cultural Interest Group". Here's the link to the glossary.

-Rand.

Comment by c baxter on October 18, 2010 at 8:55pm
No problem with them made an order. Cost $6 for a set with shipping.
 

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