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Shops like mercenary in Europe?
Old 21st February 2007
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Shops like mercenary in Europe?

Hi,

Shops like thomann and such don't sell all kinds analog equipment like you see in us shops like Mercenary.

So to maybe ask a dumb question: What shop like Mercenary is there in Europe?
And which are recomendable?

I live in holland, so something non UK would be cool, saves alot of shipping!

thanks!

JB.
Old 21st February 2007
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Perhaps http://www.proaudioeurope.com/ ???

London, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, everybody's talkin' 'bout...POP MUZIK!

.....sorry, bad joke.

Old 21st February 2007
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Bo is the man:

http://www.goldenagemusic.se/


ruudman
Old 21st February 2007
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you mean shops with or without Fletcher?heh
Old 21st February 2007
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heheheh.. basicly!

Thanks for the tips guys, Goldenage looks good

Finally somewhere i can get my 1 Channel Great River pre
Old 21st February 2007
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heheheh.. basicly!

Thanks for the tips guys, Goldenage looks good

Finally somewhere i can get my 1 Channel Great River pre

Which is exactly where I got my me-1nv. Great service.
Old 21st February 2007
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also www.asapeurope.com based in london are very good
Old 21st February 2007
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Located in Germany , there are:
http://www.cmlstudio.de/

http://www.akzent-audio.de
Old 21st February 2007
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and not forgettinghttp://kmraudio.com/catalogue/index.php in London
Old 4th April 2007
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Thanks for all the recomendations!

I also found a realy nice one myself:

http://www.joystick.be/

Realy nice people, superfast email/call response and when ordering my redeye it was here in recordtime!!

for all you benelux slutz!

Old 4th April 2007
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*cough, cough*
Old 4th April 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lampmeister View Post
Perhaps http://www.proaudioeurope.com/ ???

London, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, everybody's talkin' 'bout...POP MUZIK!

.....sorry, bad joke.

Yeah funky junk is a great place, my favorite in London. I find KMR to be a bit pushy.
Old 4th April 2007
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Bo is the man:

http://www.goldenagemusic.se/


ruudman

+1, I get my Alan Smart C1 from goldenage.
Best sevice and offers even including shipping to Germany, where I´m sitting. So for me Bo is the man.
Old 4th April 2007
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Yeah funky junk is a great place, my favorite in London. I find KMR to be a bit pushy.
I find FJ to be a bit too laid back - ie they're not in a rush to answer emails or return calls.
Old 4th April 2007
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Yeah Golden Age is nice, I got a matched R84 pair from them...
Old 4th April 2007
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I got my Chandler Germanium from http://www.jukeboxltd.com.
Communication in English is no problem and service is excellent .
Old 4th April 2007
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Another happy Goldenage customer here!
Old 2nd May 2007
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Anyone here knows how import taxes work in Netherlands -Holland- /Europe?

I'm not sure how they differ between products, but I've heared horror stories about taxes for audio gear.

I'm in Holland and want to buy a Lynxtwo B, but here they cost about 1800 dollars.
If I'm going to order online I want to be sure there isn't going to be some crazy tax 'overdubbing' the original price.

Thank you.
Old 2nd May 2007
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In my experience, if you want the best price then buy your equipment in the country it's made in.
Even after shipping and taxes it'll be cheaper.

But I'll try some of the alternatives stated here and see if I'm still right.
Old 2nd May 2007
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Quote:
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+1, I get my Alan Smart C1 from goldenage.
Best sevice and offers even including shipping to Germany, where I´m sitting. So for me Bo is the man.

+2 thumbsup Bo at goldenage is THE MAN!!! Just got a top deal on lavry blue 2ch in and out converters! Top service and fast response!
Old 2nd May 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marbarbaar View Post
Anyone here knows how import taxes work in Netherlands -Holland- /Europe?

I'm not sure how they differ between products, but I've heared horror stories about taxes for audio gear.

I'm in Holland and want to buy a Lynxtwo B, but here they cost about 1800 dollars.
If I'm going to order online I want to be sure there isn't going to be some crazy tax 'overdubbing' the original price.

Thank you.
I also live in the Netherlands. It is quite simple actually. Everything with a value above 100 euros you pay 19% tax for everything coming to holland. So when you see the us prices everything looks cheap but then...you pay 19% VAT and you cry. I know Helios is the dutch import for Lynx and i remember seeing a second hand lynx two there. Check their website!! Groeten

Marrone
Old 2nd May 2007
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KMR

KMR Audio Product Catalogue

is a really GREAT shop in london, very knowledgable staff and they carry a serious range of decent gear
Old 2nd May 2007
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I also live in the Netherlands. It is quite simple actually. Everything with a value above 100 euros you pay 19% tax for everything coming to holland. So when you see the us prices everything looks cheap but then...you pay 19% VAT and you cry. I know Helios is the dutch import for Lynx and i remember seeing a second hand lynx two there. Check their website!! Groeten

Marrone
Thanks man! (for the tip + tax explanation)

It's a Lynx One though, unfortunately, and I really need outputs for surround.
Helios seems a more reasonable store though, 1000 euro for a Lynxtwo B instead of the usual 1300. Still too much though.

I think I'm gonna go with RME then.
Quite a bummer really, I was quite charmed by Lynx and understood the conversion was better then RME.

rme 9632 dan maar + expansiebordje ;-)


(thanks also for the others' advice)

Last edited by Marbarbaar; 2nd May 2007 at 05:59 PM.. Reason: adding a thank you
Old 2nd May 2007
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*important*

Just don't forget to tell the merchant to state the actual value and content of the package on a letter attached to the outside.

Or else the customs officer will open it up and estimate the value.
They will then charge a handeling fee plus taxes on the estimated value tutt
Old 2nd May 2007
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Quote:
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*important*

Just don't forget to tell the merchant to state the actual value and content of the package on a letter attached to the outside.

Or else the customs officer will open it up and estimate the value.
They will then charge a handeling fee plus taxes on the estimated value tutt
Wow, good one!!

I'll keep this in mind for the future, although I'll be buying the RME in Holland, their prices remain reasonable, I guess that's because RME is German.
Old 5th May 2007
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Just to inform you guys: it's not only BTW (or VAT) that you have to pay. First, depending on what kind of stuff you are importing, you have to pay import tax, if it's from outside the EU. The rates differ, but the tax office can tell you how much it is for the equipment you want to import.
So you have to calculate dollars into euro's, add the import tax and over that amount you have to pay BTW (VAT). Remember: you even have to pay taxes on the shipping costs!!

Last edited by ootle; 5th May 2007 at 12:33 AM.. Reason: spelling error: still lots of 'm left
Old 3rd September 2007
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eh no!
you lie about the value so you dont have to pay so much taxheh
Old 3rd September 2007
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KMR is my go to shop in the UK, I can actually get proper advice from them rather than some dodgy call centre type deal that turnkey operate.

I have never found them to be pushy, in fact when they didn;t have an item I wanted in stock they recommended another shop which would have it in stock....good people.
Old 3rd September 2007
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KMR in London is a great one. Also, check out Soundtools - Andrew runs things there and couldn't be more helpful. Again, very well informed and not a hint of pushiness. You feel he's into the gear as much as you are.
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