• Vladimir P.

    Dealers in Russia

    Hello,

    I live in Yekaterinburg, Russia. My bear broke my balalaika, so now I am going to buy ECLIPSE-II VB. 

     

    Is there an authorized dealer in Russia?

     

    On international distributers section I have found only Canada. I have found a few russian online stores like muzman who offers a new ECLIPSE-II VB for ~$1520. Well, price looks like a fraud.

     

    Is there a way to check if guitar is genuine or assembled in local basement?

     

    Thank you.

    • Fyl

      1500 = USED

      from a "барыга" who procures em for 800-1200 used in california, texas, tennessee, new york, tokyo, or osaka.. some post on social networks, others create store-like websites, but it's still ultimately just a guy doing business in his mums apartment or dacha

       

      They typically use a partner or a connection with a music store in USA or Japan, so they dont pay full asking price there and know what they are getting has been looked at properly, as well as sometimes a hookup with a transport company to rent a bit of space in a container going their way, or just know how to pack and ship reliably and keep their stuff from getting stuck in customs inspections.... 

       

      could be reliable could be a crook, check russian online communities for seller blacklists


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