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tormentinfire
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:34 am Reply with quote
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Anyone ever heard of these or played one? I've read that the Agile line in general is pretty decent and for an 8 string, these are dirt cheap.

http://www.rondomusic.com/8StringGuitars.html

Some dude playing one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_NDrgQ7hl4&feature=fvw
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Metaldad
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:50 am Reply with quote
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I have a 6 string Rondo bass guitar that canít be beat for the money. They are not high end in anyway but very functional compared to anything in the price range at the time I was shopping.
Phill used it on the Dissentient Record.
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Metaldad
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:57 am Reply with quote
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Not sure if a link to a picture on Facebook will work here but lets try it anyway.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dissentient/110088555694716?v=photos&ref=ts#!/photo.php?pid=73409&id=110088555694716&ref=fbx_album
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tormentinfire
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:59 am Reply with quote
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Good to hear. I doubt I could appreciate the difference between this and a 2000$ Ibanez 8 string anyway.
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tormentinfire
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:00 am Reply with quote
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Metaldad wrote:
Not sure if a link to a picture on Facebook will work here but lets try it anyway.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dissentient/110088555694716?v=photos&ref=ts#!/photo.php?pid=73409&id=110088555694716&ref=fbx_album


Yeah, I got it to work by copy pasting. Looks nice, but who's that douche holding the bass? Wink
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Jismy
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:43 pm Reply with quote
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130 dollar shipping Surprised

still cheap though

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tormentinfire
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:08 pm Reply with quote
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Looks like the default option is FedEx too which sucks cause they charge ridiculous rates for submitting it to customs. I bet if you ask real nice though, they'd ship USPS. Shipping charges would probably be similar but at least FedEx wouldn't rape you for something USPS/Canada Post does for free.
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GoreBag
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:08 pm Reply with quote
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I paid tariffs like whoa the last time I had something shipped USPS. I'd probably shell out for the shipping if I ordered a guitar just for the insurance and all that shit anyway.

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tormentinfire
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:17 pm Reply with quote
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You paid customs fees, which is very likely to happen if your item is over a certain value. You'll get those with FedEx, UPS, and other couriers too.

What's different with them though is that to get an item through customs they have to use a customs broker, and they charge you for that. They're called brokerage fees, and they're a total rip off. Tack that on to the tax they charge you, and then the actual customs fee, and you're paying sometimes 50% of the item's value.

USPS doesn't charge brokerage fees so it's the best option.
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fumigate
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:32 pm Reply with quote
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yup, USPS is the best option for cross-border shipping for sure. the tarrifs you paid Gorebag were most likely still less then what you would have paid with standard UPS or whatever.

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GoreBag
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:53 pm Reply with quote
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I'm not really sure about that. I've bought piles of metal shit from distros in the US and have never paid anything extra at the door or post office for it, even on orders well over a hundred bucks, but I bought around two hundred bucks' worth of girly clothes for the bittie and have to pay an extra sixty when it arrives. I suspect that the company shipping it out has more to do with it than the courier.

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tormentinfire
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:04 am Reply with quote
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I've mailed or had mailed to me over 100 items from the US. Trust me, this is the case. Some couriers are worse than others, but they all do it to some extent. USPS does not. What happened to you is you most likely got dinged by customs, which is pretty random, and the item has to be over a certain value. Brokerage fees are sent in a separate bill by mail by the courier and are always a sure thing. The company shipping it out has no control over brokerage or customs fees.

Also, clothes made outside the US, Canada or Mexico (which is likely the case in your situation) are not qualified under NAFTA and therefore are subject to GST, PST and an 18% customs fee, which is higher than most other items, so that would explain the high charges for that.
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PCMK40oz
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:04 am Reply with quote
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I've had a lot of booze shipped to me from the US.

Not joking.

Lying to customs is one of my strong points.
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tormentinfire
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:43 am Reply with quote
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Shit son, that's some gangsta ass shit right there.
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GoreBag
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:04 pm Reply with quote
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tormentinfire wrote:
Also, clothes made outside the US, Canada or Mexico (which is likely the case in your situation) are not qualified under NAFTA and therefore are subject to GST, PST and an 18% customs fee, which is higher than most other items, so that would explain the high charges for that.


Ugh, broodle. That's probably that, then.

Phil, if you could score me a bottle of Rumple Minze, that would be awesome. You'd be reimbursed, naturally.

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