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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Grado appears to have deployed some sort of import protection or item distribution policy amongst its authorized dealers. I've been eyeballing at PS1k for a while now and I think I'm gonna make a move on these but the problem is finding a store that can ship overseas (Canada in specific) and is willing to use USPS and not any of UPS/Fedex or alike. If any international PS1k owners out there have acquired their pairs via other means other than buying them in their respective countries, please write. The price is ridiculous here (> $2313 CAD after tax alone) so you know why I'm writing this. I did a search and came across The Jazz Loft but I don't know about the credibility or validity of the company. Anyone ordered Grado cans from them before? Buying at this overpriced price is my last resort so hopefully someone can give me a hand on saving some dough.
post #2 of 25
Maybe a US mail forwarding service? do a google search - there's plenty. Grados are also ridiculously priced here in Australia
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post
Maybe a US mail forwarding service? do a google search - there's plenty. Grados are also ridiculously priced here in Australia



that is so true, I had to get my wife's cousin buy it for me from US.
post #4 of 25
can your wife's cousin buy some for me?

jk.. i'm happy with my hf2 (which ttvj delivered to me at the non-inflated US list price )
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
USMFS...that's an idea. I will look into that. Anyone ordered Grado cans from The Jazz Loft before? I can't find any review on this site...
post #6 of 25
I had to go to the US to get mine - lucky work sent me there for a week...

Grado won't permit any of their dealers to ship outside the US. If you can find one who'll send to a forwarder, that would be the best way to do it. Some may not, as they won't want to upset Grado in any way.
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
Yep looks like it...either I drive all the way down to US or have it forwarded. USMFS business doesn't seem that smooth either amongst reviews I've read and appears I would have to go out on a limb and if things go south, gonna complicate things quite a bit. Oh and also a reply came from jazzloft.com saying they cannot ship overseas. Well no surprises there.
post #8 of 25
'sif anyone buys anything from here. I ALWAYS buy things used, sometimes new depending on what it is from the US. Even with shipping, conversion to aud, it's about half the price of here, even brand new.
post #9 of 25
wow joomngj, 2313$cad it really a lot. and I thought that the price in israel (2000$) is a lot.
I am also after these babies,but I am waiting for a good deal on them, right now I just can't afford this price.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by joomongj View Post
If any international PS1k owners out there have acquired their pairs via other means other than buying them in their respective countries, please write.
I had SR325i, MS2i, RS2, GS1000, GS1000i and PS1000. The RS2 was the only model which I bought new... while in the US. All others come from head-fi used market. The GS1000, GS1000i and PS1000 all weren't even burn't in yet at the time they arrived. I paid for them $750, $960 and $1800 repsectively but GS1000i cost me 22% VAT extra due to better customs control so I indicated this in the output price. The PS1000 came from the EU so no problem here. However, what I would have to pay for them locally is $1570 (wooden models) and $2460 respectively.
post #11 of 25
I've ordered internationally from the Jazz Loft. Mind you, that was before they say no outside-US orders on their Grado pages.

Good service, sent wrong headphones first time around but remedied with store credit (I wanted another pair anyway). Based on my dealings I'd recommend them.
post #12 of 25
I personally use a package forwarding service. All packages are shipped there and then the service gets them to me. I haven't had issue with purchasing Grado's. My recent MacBook Pro purchase was similarly done.

Short of that service, I'd definitely take to the used cans for sale forum. Some great deals there if you check it twice daily or so. Not that I've purchased anything there ... YET!! It's just a matter of time really that I'll come across the very can that I'm thinking of getting.
post #13 of 25
Like majkel already wrote, buy used.
post #14 of 25
Buy a plane ticket and fly to the US to buy your Grado's. It will save you a lot of money.
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Headphony View Post
Buy a plane ticket and fly to the US to buy your Grado's. It will save you a lot of money.
Not to mention the site seeing!! It's not that far reaching a proposition.
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