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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:05 pm

Excited and more than a little nervous. This is going to be a more difficult build than the last one and, whilst I'm not unhappy with my other one, I'm hoping to make this a 'nice' guitar.
We shall see...
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Don't forget pictures for us!
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:30 pm

Or you can go to the depot, pay and collect.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:36 pm

But I need to wait until they actually attempt delivery and give me one of those slip things. There is a post office depot just down the road but I don't know that it's actually there.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:58 pm

They don't try and deliver at all until they've posted the slip out and you've paid on line, or gone to collect. Unfortunately you need their slip to go and collect.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:05 pm

yep, I'm just sitting twiddling my opposable digits.

Well, I'm also editing a lead guitar part, but metaphorically I'm twiddling.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:24 pm

You could be choosing the next kit. One is never enough.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:35 pm

I got away with this one because we had a more-successful-than-expected year at work, and because I managed to rearrange things to make space for it.
There is no more space.

Also, when I royally f- this up I won't want to look at another one for years... ;)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:38 pm

Any note from the Post Office yet?
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:59 pm

Yep, came through today. Bit more than I was expecting in total, £7 in Duty, £46 in VAT (think they've calculated it on purchase price + postage, but what can you do?), plus £11 in 'clearance fees'. So £64 in total on a £208 (inc postage) package.

But we're not doing this for the money are we... ;)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:11 am

Yep, those are the rules.

Duty is charged on cost + shipping. And VAT is then charged on cost + shipping + duty.

Learned that long ago when buying tools & woods from StewMac, LMI, and specialist wood suppliers in the USA.

The main thing is that you now have a project to enjoy :)

Have fun,

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby garrettendi » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:01 am

Make sure to post pics as you progress!
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:08 am

Indeed, i managed to completely misread the hmrc site last night. Ho hum. Bit under the weather. I blame Zoidberg.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:10 pm

Well a box turned up today, it had some bits in: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8zoE1YIj4AI1xaTI3
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:54 pm

Image

Is that a long mark in the top by the upper F-hole?
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:13 pm

Looks that way, didn't notice at the time but i reckon it's going to be a pita to sort out.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 am

Gaffa tape ;)

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby garrettendi » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:25 am

Even with that mark it still looks a beaut!
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 am

Steam it out. I've commented on your build diary. I had to do it with a dent (probably caused during customs inspection) on the last kit I received and you can't tell it was ever dented.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby adrian_k » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 am

Looks great, looking forward to seeing how it goes :thumbup:
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