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I want to import a piano from the UK but am struggling to find anything regarding what import duty I would have to pay - please can you point me in the right direction? Thanks! Tasha
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I want to import a piano from the UK but am struggling to find anything regarding what import duty I would have to pay - please can you point me in the right direction? Thanks! Tasha
Here would certainly be a good place to start.
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Old 09.03.2011, 16:53
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Re: Importing a Piano

Hello TashaB,

Is it a heavy piano or an electronic type? There are some rules on weight but generally I work on 10% of the price to cover tax/duty when I import guitars. As a rule of thumb I think it would be ok also for a piano.
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Old 09.03.2011, 17:58
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There are plenty of pianos here already.

It would be a very large expense to transport a piano from UK to here. The imposrt duty is based on the weight of an item.

These people recondition pianos and give a 3 year guarantee,

http://www.scheupiano.ch/home/angebo...FYIlfAodc0PV_A
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Re: Importing a Piano

Is it a piano that is not yours yet? Or are you moving to Switzerland, and it is your own piano?
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Old 10.03.2011, 00:29
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Reconditioned, 3 year guarenteed pianos for sale,

http://www.scheupiano.ch/home/Dokume...iste%20SPS.pdf

http://www.pianosfm.ch/Collection%20Kawai%20.html

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Pianos for Hire-Purchase monthly rental, (The new price is reduced by 6% per year if the piano is later bought by you)
You pay for the transport and the annual tuning,

http://www.scheupiano.ch/home/Dokume...Mietpianos.pdf

http://www.pianosfm.ch/Nouveau%20pia...cation%20.html

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I want to import a piano from the UK but am struggling to find anything regarding what import duty I would have to pay - please can you point me in the right direction? Thanks! Tasha
Maybe if you provide more information like:
1. the age of the piano
2. what kind of piano is it? upright? electric? stage?
3. How you are planning to import it?

...we might be able to help. If its an upright, I cant stress the importance of hiring specialist movers to do this. And also, they will be the most appropriate people to advise you on customs regulations and possible taxes.

PS: I can highly recommend Scheu piano that Ittigen has posted. Dont be put off by how small the shop is - everything is possible for these guys. Mr S is very friendly, speaks excellent English and knowledgeable.
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I want to import a piano from the UK but am struggling to find anything regarding what import duty I would have to pay - please can you point me in the right direction? Thanks! Tasha
Typical first post. Asks a question and hasn't the decency to come back and write a thank you note.

!!! WELL DON'T BOTHER TO COME BACK AT ALL !!!
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Typical first post. Asks a question and hasn't the decency to come back and write a thank you note.

!!! WELL DON'T BOTHER TO COME BACK AT ALL !!!
Hey Ittigen lighten up, give her a break. She's been walking all that way with a piano on her back !!
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PS: I can highly recommend Scheu piano that Ittigen has posted. Dont be put off by how small the shop is - everything is possible for these guys. Mr S is very friendly, speaks excellent English and knowledgeable.
But didn't you post yesterday that if you'd buy another piano, you'd get it imported from the shop you went in Germany?
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Old 15.03.2011, 10:33
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But didn't you post yesterday that if you'd buy another piano, you'd get it imported from the shop you went in Germany?
Stop putting words in my mouth you naughty boy.

I said in the other post that if its geographically possible then yes, one should do their research properly by testing out the various pianos in varying locations. Thats a huge commitment travelling back and forth. Having said that, they both deal in different brands and Mr Schueu is a great start as he is a mine of knowledge.
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Stop putting words in my mouth you naughty boy.

I said in the other post that if its geographically possible then yes, one should do their research properly by testing out the various pianos in varying locations.
I completely misunderstood the balanced research part then...

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I had a chat with the shop owner and out of curiousity, I asked about the price of my current piano in his shop. I really shouldnt because it was half of what I got it from Jecklin for and even with importing into Switzerland, the price wouldnt be what I've paid for here. Should have seen my face...
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I completely misunderstood the balanced research part then...
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