Buying A Ric From Overseas

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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (homer) » Mon May 09, 2011 10:14 pm

Hi Matthew
I laughed out loud when i read your post - i posted just about an indentical post elsewhere in the forum.
I too am heading towards 40 and thought it is about time i take the plunge and buy my first ric and was looking at buying from the states.
I will have to have a look at pic of the rics - sounds like a good place.
Hope your guitar arrives safely.
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (Geddy Lee) » Tue May 17, 2011 7:08 am

gregga41 wrote:Robert, this is on Aussie ebay at the moment. Has a make an offer option, probably as they know their buy it now is way too high.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/06-Rickenbacker- ... 35ad69e9d9

Hi Greg,

Thankyou for the recommendations!

I might wait and see what bobs up in the next couple of weeks, I'm not in a drastic hurry. This one for 3300 is very expensive, considering the other one went for half the price of this one!
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (johnhall) » Tue May 17, 2011 11:55 am

antipodean wrote:Hi Matt,

It is my impression that US dealers can't sell new Rickenbackers into Oz as Rickenbacker Asia (based in Japan) has the distribution rights in lieu of the appointment of an Australian distributor.


Not quite. The North American dealer agreement does not permit sales of new product outside of North America- period. There are plenty of countries entirely unrepresented as a result and the Japanese distributor has been permitted to sell in Australia as a convenience to Aussies. There certainly isn't much money in it for them compared to their larger Asian market and they are just as short of new product as anyone.

When there's enough goods available and I find the right distributor for us- probably requiring me to make a visit down there to check them out- I'll be more than happy to appoint an Australian agent.
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (xpitt) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:49 pm

johnhall wrote:When there's enough goods available and I find the right distributor for us- probably requiring me to make a visit down there to check them out- I'll be more than happy to appoint an Australian agent.


:shock: Wow ! This should have caused a roar down under ! A RIC agency just for you guys in OZ........ hoping the best for you ! :)
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (johnhall) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:01 pm

xpitt wrote::shock: Wow ! This should have caused a roar down under ! A RIC agency just for you guys in OZ........ hoping the best for you ! :)



Apparently not. There has been any comment on this for three weeks!
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (scotty) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:08 pm

Beer must be on a winter special......
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (xpitt) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:25 pm

johnhall wrote:Apparently not. There has been any comment on this for three weeks!

John, come to Germany instead ! :wink: They don't seem to appreciate.. :(
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (ozover50) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:41 pm

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xpitt wrote:
johnhall wrote:When there's enough goods available and I find the right distributor for us- probably requiring me to make a visit down there to check them out- I'll be more than happy to appoint an Australian agent.


:shock: Wow ! This should have caused a roar down under ! A RIC agency just for you guys in OZ........ hoping the best for you ! :)


We had a distributor few years ago, Alex. It's a difficult situation for John..... availability of goods and the "right distributor" are both rather large hurdles. No point in appointing a distributor if you can't get stock to them and no point appointing somebody who won't do the brand justice.
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (xpitt) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:51 pm

Howard, you should do it, hey ? 8)
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (jps) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:05 pm

xpitt wrote:Howard, you should do it, hey ? 8)

Great idea! :twisted:
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (ozover50) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:30 pm

Yeah......... riiiiiight!!

Somebody going to lend me a few hundred thousand in start up funds :?:
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (jps) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:48 pm

ozover50 wrote:Yeah......... riiiiiight!!

Somebody going to lend me a few hundred thousand in start up funds :?:

Sell all your instruments, that should get you started. :shock:
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (cjj) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:24 pm

Yeah, but if he became the distributor, he'd just want to keep 'em all. Thus making it even more difficult to obtain a Rick in OZ, not to mention the severe lack of profitability...
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (ozover50) » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:38 pm

Nah..... I like the ones I have.

Apart from that, I got out of all that selling and marketing jazz decades ago.... don't want to go back there!! :roll:
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Re: Buying A Ric From Overseas

Postby (slave) » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:13 am

Hi all,

I'm a bit new round here - saw this when looking for info on bringing in a ric, just like our OP I guess.
Has anyone ran into any problems wth postage?
I've found a few quotes here and there on the interweb saying that aussie post sent them their Ric...but I thought the size limit prevented that?

So other than Pick of the Ricks, are there any others I should check out?

Thanks!
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