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Importing gear from other countries
Os (04:34 AM 08.31.2001) wrote:
>> Wow. That's twice what some people have paid. What are the legal
>> issues of ordering it from the US and paying shipping? Or better yet,
>> having a friend in the US buy it and send it to you separately? Good
>> luck. And sorry to hear about the exorbitant price.
>As roberto points out, you end up paying tax & import duty, not to mention
>shipping. Perfectly legal though.
Yes, it's legal in the terms of some government agency knocking on your
door and arresting you :) but...
You'll want to check with the distributor for your country, or the
manufacturer themselves (Damon may want to comment for Electrix) about
warranty status when you do this.
I know that many of the distributors here in the US will _NOT_ honor
warranties on gear that was purchased outside of the US and shipped in.
example, JoMoX is VERY adamant about this, and the distributor made quite
statement a year ago or so on the Analogue Heaven mailing list.
The situation is different for gear that was purchased outside of the US
and then brought in during a move or relocation.