All of the quoted prices are ex workshop and do not include packing or freight, my charges are also not subject to UK. VAT. Instruments freighted abroad are handled by John Pipe International, Poole, UK. The instrument is delivered to their workshops and a custom wooden packing case is made. The instrument is then thermally packed so it is not affected by temperature or humidity. John Pipe International handles all the insurance, freight and transport charges and their account is paid by Michael Johnson Harpsichords to be forwarded on at cost. I add a small charge to transport the instrument to John Pipe’s Poole workshop.