Collection and delivery
Freighting costs depend on the weight and size of the parcel. Since gramophones differ considerably in both it is not possible to state a standard price. But as a general guide, UPS will charge about £20 to collect a package weighing 5 – 10 kg from any mainland address in the UK and deliver it to me, including insurance up to £100.
Deliveries in person
It’s always nice to meet my customers and have a cup of tea and a chat with them, but please phone in advance to check that I’ll be in before dropping round – the gramophone mender’s trade is not so brisk that I need to employ a receptionist! As a rough guide to distances; East Dean is approximately 60 miles from London, 30 miles from Brighton or Southampton and five miles from Goodwood Motor Circuit.
Ideally your gramophone should be wrapped in bubble-wrap, then packed in a sturdy cardboard box with at least an inch of balled up newspaper filling the space between it and the sides of the box. Please put your name, address and phone number on a separate label inside the machine.