Questions about Rinkya

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  1. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    I have my Rinkya account all set up except one point, it is wanting me to verify my payment method. I have a paypal account, it wants to charge my PayPal $20.00 is this a initial one time start up fee or will this be a fee every time I go to buy a guitar on Rinkya?

    Plus do they get the CITES paperwork in order, I'd hate to lose a guitar in Customs due to it being illegal. I live in Illinois and read the Custom agents at O'Haire Airport can be pretty strict. I understand better to buy a non Rosewood guitar to avoid any issues with Customs.

    Is there extra fees besides the sale price of any guitar bought through Rinkya? I like the fact I can use my paypal with Rinkya. I just want some advice before I dive in and make a mistake.
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    Ok I went ahead and figured out how to get the 100.00 buying power. I then went ahead and increased it to 1,000.
     
  3. bluesriffdev

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    Good thing about Rinkya is they have a pricing calculator available here: https://www.rinkya.com/en/page/fees . So you can figure out how much you'll end up paying in fees. I can't advise you on customs, theres always a risk with buying a Rosewood board guitar, but having said that, I haven't read anything online of people getting their guitars seized (please tell me if anyone has!). If you're really worried about customs, I'd advise getting a Les Paul Custom style guitar that comes with an Ebony board. Rinkya will not get CITES paperwork for you as they are merely a middleman service.

    I did get my Edwards through customs with no hassle, and Australian customs are notoriously stringent. You could try and wait a month to get it shipped in during the Christmas period, where they have high workloads and it might slip through easier? I really don't think a Rosewood board guitar will get confiscated, but theres always a risk.

    Has anyone here had or know of a guitar confiscated by customs because of CITES in 2017 (not talking about Brazilian rosewood)?
     
  4. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    NP's with RW and Rinkya, use their PRIME service and you will be A OK.
     
  5. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    Ok thanks
     
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    currypowder Senior Member

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    I've used From Japan to bring over several guitars (with rosewood) this year and they've all gone through Chicago Customs without a problem. A few were delayed there for as much as 3 weeks around the first of the year, but not due to any inspection issues. I think they were just swamped.
     
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    free713 Senior Member

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    +1 with the other replies. I think using Rinkya Prime for shipping is the way to go. I only pay by Transferwise now...way cheaper than paypal...
    Use this invite link to get your first tranfer free https://transferwise.com/u/frederikb3
     
  8. K26G

    K26G Junior Member

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    May i know around how much would it costs to use PRIME service to Canada?

    Thanks
     
  9. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Depends on what it is...set neck, bolt on...just one?
    Weight?
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    So if I buy a guitar off Rinkya for $1200.00 what would I'd be looking at for fees to ship to USA?
     
  11. bluesriffdev

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    Should convert to about 137000 yen right now, which means:
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    + However much shipping and insurance costs. Here's a link to the Rinkya fees page with the calculator I used: https://www.rinkya.com/en/page/fees
     
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    Evo8 Senior Member

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    Throwing it out there, I recently got a package from Rinkya. But not before it was reopened and repacked by US Fish & Wildlife probably due to CITES. And this was through Prime/Fed-ex. This is an ebony boarded guitar.
     
  13. K26G

    K26G Junior Member

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    Just one, LP type and a set neck. weighs around 4.3 kg.
    it also comes with a hard case. guitar costs around $950 CAD.

    Thanks again
     
  14. orys

    orys Senior Member

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    Rinkya doesn't do CITES forms.
     
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    My post-CITES rosewood board Rinkya-aided purchase was stated on the postage label as a gift, which is presumably how it sailed through customs.
     
  16. K26G

    K26G Junior Member

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    Did you ship byrinkya prime?.. or just ems?
     
  17. nigelthebald

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    Just EMS.
     
  18. nigelthebald

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    There were, of course, other advantages to the "gift" designation ;)

    It came as a very pleasant surprise.
     

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