~ Universe of Bagpipes ~
~ Purchasing Information~
Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes By J. Dunbar Ltd. of Canada
Some of the beautiful bagpipes made by the highly respected Canadian pipemaking firmJ. Dunbar Ltd. are described on their own pages, where many of their details and advantages are discussed. Another page describes various options and enhancements available for these pipes. Prices for the pipes and options are posted along with the descriptions. Links to these pages are at the bottom of this page.
While we always try to keep some pipes on hand for immediate shipment, buying a bagpipe - a real one, not the worthless junk of dubious lineage flooding eBay and hawked elsewhere by numerous uncaring vendors - is not like running out and buying a loaf of bread. There are numerous options, enhancements and upgrades available for Dunbar pipes (some of them free) and it is impossible for any dealer to keep all configurations in stock.
Therefore what often takes place, and is of the most benefit to our customers, is a discussion with us by phone or email of exactly what is desired and needed. It is only in this way that you and we can be certain that your wishes are fully understood and that you understand exactly what you're getting, and that it's what you need. If we do not have a pipe on hand that meets your requirements It usually takes about two weeks for a pipe to be configured and ready for shipment. This is very short wait to get your pipe set up exactly the way it should be for you. Many dealers don't even let potential customers know that there are options available; perhaps they're afraid of losing an immediate sale, or they just don't want to be bothered. But here, above all else we want you to be completely satisfied and a short discussion is the only way to be sure that's going to happen.
The P1 comes fitted with a velvet bag cover and with tasselled drone-cords, as illustrated. See the enhancements page for color options and for information on custom covers.
The P1 is shipped with a set of professional-quality cane drone reeds and a cane chanter reed. If you are new to piping we suggest you read the material about reeds on the enhancements page .
plus $24.00 shipping (our cost!), via insured U.S. Priority Mail (domestic U.S.)
Beware: Some dealers simply do not post their prices, and base quotes on the exchange rate at the time of order. Others post prices, but then ask for a higher amount. Some try to avoid the issue by charging high shipping fees and/or by offering incomplete instruments (no reeds, bag cover, etc.). You will find out-of-the-way disclaimers on some sites stating that prices are subject to variation.
Description: The Dunbar Model P1 Great Highland Bagpipe
Options and Enhancements for Dunbar Bagpipes
Setting Up, Playing & Maintaining Dunbar Great Highland Bagpipes
The Dunbar Model P3 Great Highland Bagpipe
Please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (707) 937-1626 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Pacific Coast time (GMT minus 7- 8 hours), seven days per week. We suggest you do so if you have any questions and especially if you have any doubt about the suitability for you of your intended purchase. We're anxious that you get what you need, and we're not interested in selling you something you don't need!
We can accept payment in many different ways from just about anywhere in the world:
Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards by three methods:
Other Payment Methods: We cheerfully accept personal checks, money orders, wire transfers, bank drafts, cash and so on. Let us know your preferences (or problems) and we'll work with you.
The prices on this site are in U.S. dollars and are current. We never issue surprises in this regard. There is no fine print about fluctuating currency exchange rates or such. You may find some lower posted prices elsewhere, but you will also find dealers who don't update their sites, and/or who add qualifiers to their stated prices, and/or who do not actually stock what they sell, and/or who provide little if any real customer service. Not here.
We can offer modest discounts on quantity purchases of some items - feel free to inquire.
We stock what we sell. Occasionally there are unpredictable runs on items, and/or short re-supply delays. If an item is going to be out of stock for more than a few days you will find a notice to that effect at the top of this box. Fine bagpipes and bagpipe accessories are made in small lots by meticulous craftspeople, not mass-produced & warehoused, and buying them should not be viewed like zipping down to the 7-Eleven for a six-pack. Feel free to ask us to reserve items for you, even if you're not quite ready to order - it will help us, and avoid a possible delay for you.
Domestic (US) Shipping: We usually ship the next business day after an order is received. We normally ship by U.S. Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, except for small items such as reeds and CDs which are normally shipped First Class. Standard shipping costs are listed with each item's price. We do not attempt to profit on shipping and charge no "handling" fees or such. Our packages are insured by a private company (DSI Insurance) so no signature is required on delivery of most packages. (This also means packages can be left if no one is home - a good thing for most people, but if that might be a problem please let us know.) Priority Mail has been very reliable and fast, taking three days or less to cross the country. If faster shipping is required we can provide Express Mail (two days from here to most US locations) or Federal Express - but be aware that these services are pricey. If you are ordering more than one item, please contact us for shipping costs, which will be less than the total of the respective amounts. We guarantee delivery and in the very rare event of a lost or damaged shipment, we send a replacement first and worry about the insurance etc. later. We ship to APO and other military addresses at no extra charge.
International Shipping: If you're not in the US or at a US military address, please email us for shipping options and costs. We ship something overseas just about every day, so we can offer advice based on experience. We send most medium-size packages (practice chanter outfits, electronic pipes, Kitchen Pipes, etc.) by postal Global Priority Mail, which costs only very slightly more than ordinary airmail and is safe and fast.
We stand by everything we offer, as do the manufacturers and our suppliers. We sell only properly made, high-quality items in the first place, so problems are altogether rare. In the unlikely event of any difficulties, you will be dealing with us on an immediate and personal level. If necessary, we will deal with the maker or distributor of the item on your behalf - we are a major customer of most of them, and have a bit of clout. We (and the makers of the items we sell) are keenly interested in maintaining our hard-won reputations for quality and excellent service, and we do whatever it takes to keep our customers happy!
From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Coast time (GMT minus 7 - 8 hours), seven days per week.
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please send your payment to:
Universe of Bagpipes
P.O. Box 447
Albion, California 95410
Please make your check or money order payable to Oliver Seeler.
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