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  1. Internet and eBay

    I've bought twice from Quinn and was very happy each time. Two classic horns. One an early Sterling and the other a round stamp Sovereign. There's a guy from Germany on EBay named g.mu6 who has many older instruments of European origin who is reputable if there is something that strikes your fancy. I found a very nice Czech Josef Lidl piston bass trumpet through him. Of course for the price of used you can go with Mack Brass. Tom McGrady is a stand-up guy and a pleasure to deal with. He is extremely knowledgable and stands behind his products 100%.
    Bob Tampa FL USA
    Euph -- 1984 B&H Round Stamp Sovereign 967 / 1978 Besson NS 767 / Early 90s Sterling MP: 4AL and GW Carbonaria
    Tuba -- 2014 Wisemann 900 CC / 2013 Mack 410 MP: Blokepiece Symphony American Shank and 33.2 #2 Rim

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    Internet and eBay

    The most popular online shopping site for instruments is probably eBay.

    eBay has several vendors who frequently have brass. One mentioned by a senior member here is Quinn the Eskimo:
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...o&_sacat=16212

    Another very well-known dealer is Woodwind & Brasswind, who carries both new and used instruments, as well as scratch & dent horns (shop worn).
    PO Box 4769
    Westlake Village, CA 91359
    (800) 348-5003
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Hi,
    I'd like to add my own business www.cash4brass.co.uk as an internet based used brass dealer mainly specialising in professional level brass band instruments. I am based in the UK but happy to ship worldwide and have been selling on ebay (username jennyt125) for over 10 years. The majority of my servicing / restoration work is carried out by Paul Riggett of Sterling Musical Instruments who I am sure many of you are familiar with.
    Quinn the Eskimo has even bought several instruments from me to sell on in the USA!
    Many thanks, Jenny

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    Jenny, maybe our members (mostly from the USA) would find it useful to know roughly what it costs to ship a euphonium to the USA. Thanks.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    Jenny, maybe our members (mostly from the USA) would find it useful to know roughly what it costs to ship a euphonium to the USA. Thanks.
    Including import duties .
    Gary Merrill
    Wessex EEb Bass tuba (Denis Wick 3XL)
    Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
    Amati Oval Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J6 euph)
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    1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

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    Hi,
    Shipping to the US for a euphonium is approx. ?120 - ?150 GBP depending on actual size which is tracked and insured.
    With regards to import duties that would be for the buyer to check as this varies by State.
    Regards, Jenny

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    Thanks to Jenny for the info on shipping costs.

    As far as import duties, you can do a rough calculation of 3% for an instrument. Here is a more exact calculator:

    http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-im...x-calculation/

    And from what I can tell, duty does not vary per state.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    And from what I can tell, duty does not vary per state.
    I think Jenny was thinking of sales/use tax, which does vary by state. I've found when dealing with my European colleagues that they often conflate VAT with the various state sales/use taxes, and they will frequently quote import duties and VAT together in the final price.

    I apologize in advance for bringing it up; I have no intent to start a discussion about state sales/use taxes. That issue is beyond the scope of this forum, and I will only address it in private messages.
    Dean L. Surkin
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsurkin View Post
    I apologize in advance for bringing it up; I have no intent to start a discussion about state sales/use taxes. That issue is beyond the scope of this forum, and I will only address it in private messages.
    If you mean a philosophical debate on sales/use tax, then I agree it would be a distraction for the forum. But I certainly welcome getting a little more background on the whole import topic. I, for one, know a little more now than I did before.
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