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    Default Looking for Ken Timms Soprano

    Hi everyone! I'm new here so hopefully this is the right place. I'm searching for a Ken Timms Soprano so if you guys see anything out there online, please feel free to lete know. Nothing on ebay at the moment.

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    There’s one here. Not new and not cheap but available and with upgraded tuners. Not sure what postage to the states will be but I suggest an email asking what can be done.
    https://theukeroom.com/product/ken-t...ogany-soprano/

    The price quoted on the website will include local taxes (say 1/6th of the sticker price) but in theory they are not applicable to exported items. If he does not already remove those taxes then suggest to the supplier that they investigate here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-on-g...-uk-notice-703
    Last edited by Graham Greenbag; 04-16-2021 at 12:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Greenbag View Post
    The price quoted on the website will include local taxes (say 1/6th of the sticker price) but in theory they are not applicable to exported items. If he does not already remove those taxes then suggest to the supplier that they investigate here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-on-g...-uk-notice-703
    Their terms and conditions say that customers outside the UK should contact them for prices without VAT. Essentially, you can cut 20% off the price if you live outside the UK but then of course you need to factor in any import costs.

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    I'll give them an email and see what they say. I appreciate the help!

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    I'll get ahold of them and see if there is anything they can do. Appreciate the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrad44 View Post
    I'll give them an email and see what they say. I appreciate the help!
    I hope that something good comes out of this for you. The Uke Room owner is a long time member here, from his you tube content it’s clear that he’s an expert player too. If his email response is slow then he has a Facebook page too so there are other routes to him. Like many other business people he doubtless has multiple different demands on his time so his response to you might not be instantaneous - he’s probably closed over the weekend too so a bit of patience might be needed.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Greenbag View Post
    I hope that something good comes out of this for you. The Uke Room owner is a long time member here, from his you tube content it’s clear that he’s an expert player too. If his email response is slow then he has a Facebook page too so there are other routes to him. Like many other business people he doubtless has multiple different demands on his time so his response to you might not be instantaneous - he’s probably closed over the weekend too so a bit of patience might be needed.
    Good luck.
    Really appreciate it. If anything I can always wait until Ken Timms puts out more on ebay and hope for the best. Even with possibly 20% off by getting rid of VAT, that is still mid 600 US. Everyone said the quality is amazing though.

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    Ken Timms makes great ukuleles. However, pricing went way up after they got a great review in gotaukulele.com. Now they sell for more than a new Opio or a used Koaloha, both of which I think are better values (IMHO) as well as being easier to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man0a View Post
    Ken Timms makes great ukuleles. However, pricing went way up after they got a great review in gotaukulele.com. Now they sell for more than a new Opio or a used Koaloha, both of which I think are better values (IMHO) as well as being easier to buy.
    Well you might well have a point and many other folk here could also have suggested good alternatives, however the OP was quite clear in what he was looking for ... Price wise Timms are both expensive and a very well made bargain that sounds really good, the market decides what the price is and if you want one then that’s the price that you’ll pay - well that or someone else will have it instead of you.

    The instrument on offer at the Uke Room looks like a nice example to me, the shop’s owner is an experienced trader with both comparable and rather more expensive instruments in stock - a fantastic range for the discerning buyer. He’ll know what the instrument is worth: he specialises in and sells a lot of Ukes. Of course prices for new and pre-owned Timms vary a little, but the Timms on offer is in stock and all that is required to guarantee a purchase now is to accept the (IMHO reasonable) sticker price - current availability and a guaranteed purchase of a short supply item has a value too.
    Last edited by Graham Greenbag; 04-16-2021 at 09:55 PM.

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    Thanks for all the nice comments re: The Uke Room. I was away this week so just catching up. Sadly I’ve had to let the OP know we can’t ship this one to the States purely because I’m selling it on consignment for a customer. The taxes and returns just make it too difficult for me. Last time I did it we had to accept a return and we made a bit loss sadly (got to feed my kids!)
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