Terms, payment and shipping
Within Europe payment is due after receipt of the invoice. The item remains my property until full payment. For countries outside Europe 25% down payment from the current price is to be paid to place your order on my waiting list. The balance is due prior to freighting. Shipping charges, duty and transfer fees paid by the buyer. Payments can be made by check or international money order. Stuttgart is the place of performance and court of jurisdiction.
If order and delivery lay more than 12 months apart, I will adjust the price according to the general price increases. I will confirm final price before starting work. The increase criteria for my price adjustment is limited to a) price increases caused by inflation and b) cost increases for materials. For a price adjustment in terms of annual inflation I stick strictly to the consumer price index for Germany concerning inflation (Verbraucherpreisindex für Deutschland). For increases due to increased material costs, I consider only the materials that are directly used on the instrument. I do not want to make additional profit by the price adjustment, and I will not raise my prices arbitrarily. The price adjustment should only serve to maintain the equivalence between price and goods with long delivery times.