Custom Tax for purchasing bass outside the country?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vpermana, Aug 10, 2013.


  1. vpermana

    vpermana

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    Hi,
    Thinking of purchasing bass direct from Japan.
    What is our Custom Tax to receive bass from Japan for intrstument less than $1000?
    Thanks
  2. praisebass

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    Which country?
  3. remainthesame

    remainthesame

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    probably america. we have a tendency to thing everybody on the internet is american as well so he probably forgot to tell us where hes from.
  4. vpermana

    vpermana

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    I am from Maryland :)
  5. vpermana

    vpermana

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    Anybody had any experience?
  6. I have bought a number of basses directly from Japan and have never paid a separate tax - but they usually charge $100 - $150 for shipping and it is possible that some of that fee is some kind of Japanese export tax on their end. However, if it is they have never broken it out for me. I have never been charged anything on the US side - and the shipping fee is pretty amazing - it is through the USPS - the last one a few weeks ago I bought off of Ebay on thursday, they shipped it friday and I had it at my doorstep on Monday. Literally two day shipping, not counting sunday.

    Hope this helps...

    BassHappy
    www.innertainment.net
  7. vpermana

    vpermana

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    Thank you, BassHappy!

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