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where to get Argentines now?

Postby Ricardo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:49 pm

Does anyone know where we can get cheap Argentines and packs of single strings, while the shop is out of action? Many thanks.
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Postby BluesBopHarry » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:39 pm

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Postby Ricardo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:09 pm

Ah thanks. I didn't know they did singles.
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Postby BluesBopHarry » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:57 pm

Yes and they have the best prices... and since you're in the UK even with shipping you must love that exchange rate, eh?
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Postby pinkgary » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:14 pm

We used to love the exchange rate.... but lately... Not so much. Thanks Gordon, thanks George
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Postby crookedpinky » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:05 pm

And.....just to make matters even worse....there is always the danger that they'll be subject to VAT ...AND an additional £8 charge by the post office.

This is what happened when I bought a set of machineheads from Djangobooks. So it's not all plain sailing

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Postby Ricardo » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:28 am

I remember when I bought a Stimer, I had to pay about £45 VAT and the post office charged £15 admin. Has anyone bought strings from Djangobooks in the UK? If so what were the charges please?
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Postby Caballero » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:06 am

I wouldn't bother even thinking about ordering european strings..from the states??? :idea: Why not try tapping some of our homegrown Luthiers for some?
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Postby Ricardo » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:35 pm

I've just ordered some replacement G's as I can't find them anywhere here and they are under the £18 duty threshold. It did however work out at about £8 per pack to order packs of strings and pay the duty/post office fee, so i'll source them in the UK. Cab do you have an email for Rob Aylward?, as zoot said he may be running a string and pick site. Cheers.
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Postby SteveM » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:19 pm

You can find them at Stringbusters - www.stringbusters.com - under accoustic strings/Savarez. They work out at £8.30 per set or £7.90 if you buy more than 10 sets. They are very quick & reliable, have used them a lot.
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Postby Ricardo » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:33 pm

Thanks guys.
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Postby BluesBopHarry » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:28 am

Caballero wrote:I wouldn't bother even thinking about ordering european strings..from the states??? :idea: Why not try tapping some of our homegrown Luthiers for some?


Well djangobooks has better prices than anyone else, I know a lot of guys from Paris order their strings from that site and Argentines are made in France, it's just cheaper believe it or not, a set of Argies around Paris is 10 Euros VS $8 US from Djangobooks ... Though that might not be the case in the UK, since apparently you get slapped with all those taxes.
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Postby Caballero » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:17 pm

:shock: Well I'll be jiggered!
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Postby Zoot » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:27 pm

Follow the path to Aylward, he is knocking em out same price as I did.
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