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Has anyone in the UK ordered from Stewmac this year?

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Anonymous 15059
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No brother , this year i did not order Stewmac this year, but one of my friend is talikig about the purchase it  ~ Ali Sami Farooq


   
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I guess there's a degree of luck involved as to whether the customs officer dealing with your package can be bothered to chase after small amounts of VAT.

I got caught by this twice over the last few years so I don’t bother getting anything from SM. I try and source in England, Europe (may now prove difficult!) or make my own tools if I can.

I have too many guitars...said no one in the world..ever!


   
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Just incase anyone is interested...... 

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/tools-by-job/tools-for-binding/binding-router-guide.html  

🙂🎸🎶🙏

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Just incase anyone is interested...... 

ooh at that price.. very tempting


   
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I got caught by this twice over the last few years so I don’t bother getting anything from SM. I try and source in England, Europe (may now prove difficult!) or make my own tools if I can.

Yeah same here, sometimes I do order from SM, as I still have the membership, so at least shipping is cheap 😀


   
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Why did you buy that vernier for £48?  You can buy them here in the UK for£15 !

 


   
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I ordered a bridge, nut slotting files, rubbers and a couple of other bits. Can't remember the cost but I was certainly expecting a bill or customs release to arrive, but never did. That said I have ordered from US before (not guitar related) and got stung at a time when I wasn't aware of import taxes. As others have said there does indeed seem to be an element of luck involved.


   
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As others have said there does indeed seem to be an element of luck involved.

I can confirm that it is similar for at least Belgium, Sometimes you get lucky sometimes you have to pay extra. Although I think, the last couple of months customs is more active since Brexit and new rules with regards to VAT.


   
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