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Custom Tax for purchasing bass outside the country?

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

  1. vpermana


    Nov 17, 2009
    Bethesda, MD
    Thinking of purchasing bass direct from Japan.
    What is our Custom Tax to receive bass from Japan for intrstument less than $1000?
  2. praisebass


    Aug 20, 2009
    Which country?
  3. remainthesame


    Sep 24, 2008
    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


    Nov 17, 2009
    Bethesda, MD
    I am from Maryland :)
  5. vpermana


    Nov 17, 2009
    Bethesda, MD
    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...

  7. vpermana


    Nov 17, 2009
    Bethesda, MD
    Thank you, BassHappy!