Don Taylor Posted June 29, 2015 Share Posted June 29, 2015 (edited) 4to5to6: It sounds to me that you are suffering from 'Analysis Paralysis'. I think that you should just get a mid-range EC in playable now condition and worry about getting the ultimate concertina later, maybe much later. In North America you cannot go wrong by contacting Greg Jowaisas to see what he has available. Whatever you buy now from Greg or from Chris Algar you will be able to sell/trade for something better in the future so do not worry that you might make a financially fatal mistake. I am also a Canadian and I have bought from both Greg and Chris. If you buy from Greg then the most you will get dinged by Canada Customs is the sales tax. If you buy from the UK then it is quite possible that you will be charged import duty as well. There is no way of knowing ahead of time how much duty and brokerage fees you might be charged. My message is to buy from Greg if he has something that you can use. Finally, get your seller to label anything sent to you as a 'small accordion'. Concertinas do not appear in the customs manual and saying concertina will result in very slow processing through customs. Last time I imported a concertina into Canada I used the tariff code: 9205.90.10 92 and did not pay duty, but the courier company still charged me a brokerage fee. YMMV. Don. Edited June 29, 2015 by Don Taylor Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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