Q: What do your prices include?

A: All prices include Value Added Tax (VAT a sales tax). All duties and other charges have been paid on imports. I can ship outside the European Union and deduct the VAT, this is added at 17.5% which means you can deduct 15% from our price that is shown including VAT. If I am sending an instrument to your address outside the EU I will charge you the price without VAT, e.g. if an instrument is £1000 you will pay £850. For used instruments there is a lower VAT rate, the deduction is 3%. Visitors from outside the EU have to pay the tax but take a form to customs when they leave the UK which is then returned to me after being stamped by them and we refund the VAT. Shipments within the EU are all taxes paid, no more to pay.

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