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    Default uk homeoffice charges! grrrrr

    36 quid for my kala concert to be delived from the customs office the robbing bast*@&s still Tuesday I get my solid mahogany kala concert

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    Did you buy from outside the EU, then? Surely SUS or other stores in the UK can supply Kalas, with no additional charges?

    Enjoy your new uke. "You're worth it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    Did you buy from outside the EU, then? Surely SUS or other stores in the UK can supply Kalas, with no additional charges?
    John's absolutely right. Why buy from outside the EU? There are a couple of dozen good uke shops in Europe. But you can buy a Kala from even the smallest music shop in any town in the UK. You may have to order it (couple of days).

    Most of what you had to pay was VAT. This is 15% on top of the cost of the uke and the shipping.
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    Default i have learnt a valuable lesson 4 sure

    I won't be doing it again

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    That's the right spirit - don't dwell on it. Divide the extra charges by the hundreds of weeks enjoyment your uke will give you, and the extra cost, per week, is negligible.

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    Default ive never played one

    But I love my kala already I've put a capo on a guitar with only 4 strings so I can experiment the patterns

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    Quote Originally Posted by raecarter View Post
    But I love my kala already I've put a capo on a guitar with only 4 strings so I can experiment the patterns
    That's very interesting/clever. Does it work well?
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    Default its functional

    Obviously it doesn't sound like a uke but capo'd on the 5th I cdma learn sliding rythmn chord shapes etc

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    Just curious, how much was the post office handling charge? I've been charged as much as £13.50 in the past.

    I have to agree though that unless it is something that you can't buy in the UK, it is safer to buy in the UK or Europe. I have bought several guitars from Japan but they have been Orville by Gibsons or Fender Japan which are hard to get at a reasonable price in the UK so the savings have been considerable even after the duties have been paid.

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    If it makes you feel any better, the taxes & costs here in Sweden is about twice what you pay...

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