Post Number: 743
|Posted on Monday, August 20, 2007 - 3:41 pm: |
$1300 plus shipping gets you a fine Epic of the fretless variety. (I'm also willing to trade for an upright bass, and have a rickenbacker for trade bait as well.)
Figured maple top, purpleheart accent laminate, mahogany body.
Neck is 3 piece maple.
Ebony fingerboard with maple lines.
Currently strung with Thomastik flats (you know you love them!) in BEAD tuning.
There are a couple of dings and whatnot, as expected for a 10 year old instrument, but nothing severe. Overall it's in great condition.
I can take PayPal.
(Message edited by byoung on August 20, 2007)
Post Number: 117
|Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 11:47 am: |
"and have a rickenbacker for trade bait as well"
OOH, do tell-do tell!
WHAT kind of RICKENBACKER do you have available?
Post Number: 746
|Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 5:00 pm: |
A JetGlo 4003, made in 1997.
The trade I was thinking of was one or both basses for an equal value upright (acoustic).
Post Number: 118
|Posted on Monday, August 27, 2007 - 3:14 pm: |
Sorry, I saw Rickenbacker and jumped!
One of the forum members purchased a Rickenbacker with Alembic pickups in it and I was HOPING this might have been it.
I can't remember who it was and I couldn't find it in the search area.
IF the owner of that bass is reading this feels like selling it at a nice profit, drop me a line at the address in my profile!
I was outbid on it when my "sniper" misfired!
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2007 - 7:47 am: |
I'm interested (depends on the shipping costs to europe).
Could you drop me an email?
Post Number: 993
|Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2007 - 8:02 am: |
Nice looking bass. Maple's my fave for Epics.
Post Number: 863
|Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2007 - 10:04 am: |
In addition to shipping cost don't forget the various import and VAT taxes you will have to pay. This is something you will have to check into locally.
Post Number: 1628
|Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2007 - 1:48 pm: |
Spiffie - nice to see another Dutchman join the fold! Greetings from Den Haag.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2007 - 2:38 pm: |
Thanx for all the advices on those extra costs. I've checked the douane site, but that doesn't make things very clear. Does anybody have any experiences on added costs for shipping such a bass to the Netherlands (or anywhere else in Europe)?
p.s. Adriaan: hallo vanuit Amsterdam!!!
Post Number: 1629
|Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 2:45 am: |
I once sent my Spoiler electronics to the mothership for repair, so I know the situation with the US.
The sender has to declare the value of the object (green sticker on the outside of the package, or shipment letter). Dutch customs can charge 25% of the declared value as import duties, and 19% BTW on top of it all, to the recipient. It doesn't matter if it's a second-hand item. And they keep the goods until you pay up. People have said that customs do not check every single item, but a large and heavy box will not escape notice, I think.
Now in my case, if I had declared the package that I sent for repairs to the US, with Dutch customs, then I could avoid taxes on re-importing the same item (or at least be able to re-claim them).
The value quoted by the sender is also the value for insurance - wink wink, nudge nudge ... just be aware that it is a legal offence to quote a price that is too low, exactly because import duties are involved.
Anyway, if you're using regular postal services, insurance never pays out more than 500 euro.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 5:33 am: |
Hmmm, this all starts to sound a bit scary. Better wait till i've checked out all before i'm buying your precious bass, byoung. Sorry... Spiffie
En bedankt voor je uitleg adriaan, de koers van de dollar pakt uiteindelijk door de douane toch niet zo gunstig uit...