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About graham1945

  • Birthday 02/07/1945

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  1. Well, we managed to get over the problem, so I now have a used bass I’ve been searching for for four or five years. The deal has highlighted the problems that we are going to encounter when trading used equipment with the EU from 1st January 2021, unless legislation changes.
  2. tgvc Members 1 2 posts Location: Switzerland Report post Posted 22 hours ago I just sold my de Gier Soulmate 5 to Graham. He is a very nice person who made the sale possible with a lot of patience, support and trust. Thank you and have fun with the bass. 1 You reacted to this × Quote
  3. Have just bought a lovely de Gier Soulmate 5 from Thomas. Due to him living in Switzerland he spent a lot of time and effort to get over several problems before we could complete the deal. Great guy to deal with - deal with confidence if he ever decides to sell any of his other great basses.
  4. I think I’ve got over it. Will post when I have the bass.
  5. Thanks hellzero and bluemoon. Pretty much as I expected. I’ve agreed a purchase from Switzerland and we’re jumping through hoops to finalise a deal. If I wasn’t so set on the bass I would have cried off ages ago. I’ll post the results - if it happens!
  6. Has anyone got any experience of buying used basses from Switzerland - duty, VAT, ad nauseum. Thanks, Graham
  7. Cheers PS, someone’s on the ball! Just a bit unsure if anything had changed whilst we are in “limbo” time.
  8. Hi all, Can anyone point me to any discussion relating to purchases of used gear from our european friends - duty, taxes, etc? Ta, Graham
  9. Thanks for this info. I couldn’t find this on my last shipment - probably didn’t look hard enough. Thought the charge was less than expected (Helsinki) anyway. Graham
  10. If it’s any help I’ve just used Eurosender to ship a bass to Itu in Helsinki. Here’s my experience. I found, like others above, it was initially difficult to get a price so that one could quote and charge the buyer beforehand. It’s easy to start an order and get a price for a package with the sizes and the weight, but insurance wasn’t quoted without going through the whole process. However, there is a pop up thingamy offering chat and I got a quote straight away. It’s €12.99 up to €1,000, and €17.99 up to €2,000, which includes VAT of 17%. The package was €56.99 up to 20 kilos again including VAT. Collected from my door and delivered to Helsinki in the three working days they quoted. Tracking information was detailed and accurate throughout. I would have no hesitation in recommending Eurosender, which seems to be a company which uses several different transport agencies, in my case it was an English carrier who collected my bass, tracking information and actual carriage to Finland was provided by GLS Group. The invoice was provided by Eurosender. My only slight gripe was that I could not find anywhere to note the Basschat10 discount key to claim the discount, although I did put it in the comments box. I thought that the price paid was very competitive anyway. Hope this is useful. Graham
  11. Antti (itu) could not be a better person to trade with. I have just sold him my treasured Modulus Genesis 5, and must admit that sending it to Helsinki almost put me off. However, the combination of his great communication throughout the sale, a very cooperative attitude to the crazy exchange rate issue, plus the use of Eurosender (the Basschat recommended carriers), made this a flawless deal. Itu is a great basschatter and a very reliable person to deal with. Thanks itu!
  12. Gorgeous bass. Good luck with the sale. Itu is a great person to deal with too.
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