Shipping is expensive for sure but if you add like btw(which is like 21% of purchase price I believe) which comes into play for products above €20 . Then you have products above €150 which get import taxes which is probably around 4% or so(I don't know in which category guitars are). First you calculate the import tax over the guitar+shipping and then you calculate the btw I've the Guitar+shipping+import tax and that's the prize the guitar will cost you in total.I'm in Europe, I'm kind of worried about the shipping costs and stuff. I saw a video of a guy buying a guitar for someone and he couldn't pick it up because of all the extra costs or something. Something with shipping out of the States, the shop owner here talked about a probable 45% increase in price (taxes+shipping) above the cost of the guitar. I really like silver but that red guitar attracts me. I'm ok with paying extra especially if he gets me it and safely.
My stepfather talked about a flight case, I will need one eventually. I hope he gives me an accurate estimate on the total price before I commit to the purchase, I totally understand he needs to profit as well.