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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2019, 11:47:04 PM »

That would be my guess too.  Could be used for bellows with intermediate frames too (say 2 pieces with 6 folds each like in older 1-rows), but it's the same idea.  If in doubt, there is a box for comments. 
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2019, 10:03:16 PM »

I thought amount of units being order also.

I order one  bellow and got a response by email confirming but have not received any other information.

Roger, Did you get a bill or something with cost and supply date?
It was a week or so when I ordered, Maybe I need to wait longer.
I would think that they would require a deposit of some kind?
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2019, 10:28:29 AM »

they usually send you a invoice in full and after payment order gets processed..if you didn't pay in full I sagest you email them again.     
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2019, 12:52:36 PM »

There wasn’t a place to pay when I placed the order, so I haven’t paid anything yet.
And I have not received anything beyond the confirmation email which just states that they received my order. No amount or other info in it.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2019, 04:06:42 PM »

I ordered a set for my Pokerwork last week using the online order form. I received an email of acknowledgement the next day, and then the bill a couple of days later, which I paid using IBAN.
It might be worth checking your spam folder? - The Harmonikas email address is a bit unusual in that it includes a red exclamation mark.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2019, 04:34:46 PM »

I thought amount of units being order also.

I order one  bellow and got a response by email confirming but have not received any other information.

Roger, Did you get a bill or something with cost and supply date?
It was a week or so when I ordered, Maybe I need to wait longer.
I would think that they would require a deposit of some kind?
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Yes I got a bill a while afterwards. I think I posted their price list on here.  I got my Liliput bellows last week. They look pretty good to me, but stuff coz they are new.

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2019, 04:59:01 PM »

I ordered a set for my Pokerwork last week using the online order form. I received an email of acknowledgement the next day, and then the bill a couple of days later, which I paid using IBAN.
It might be worth checking your spam folder? - The Harmonikas email address is a bit unusual in that it incluses a red exclamation mark.
It’s good to know your time frame, thanks ! I don’t think I’ve missed any emails?, nothing in the junk folder.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2019, 05:16:34 PM »

I thought amount of units being order also.

I order one  bellow and got a response by email confirming but have not received any other information.

Roger, Did you get a bill or something with cost and supply date?
It was a week or so when I ordered, Maybe I need to wait longer.
I would think that they would require a deposit of some kind?
Hi
Yes I got a bill a while afterwards. I think I posted their price list on here.  I got my Liliput bellows last week. They look pretty good to me, but stuff coz they are new.

nice, quick turn around.
I did see your list but wasn’t sure how they invoiced. thanks for your response.

I’ll just email them if I don’t hear from them soon.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2019, 02:06:05 PM »

I thought amount of units being order also.


Hi
Yes I got a bill a while afterwards. I think I posted their price list on here.  I got my Liliput bellows last week. They look pretty good to me, but stuff coz they are new.

Wot were they stuffed with Rog?
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2019, 01:40:04 PM »

My new Pokerwork bellows just arrived from Harmonikas. I ordered them late in October and they quoted 8 weeks for delivery, so that is spot on.
They are beautifully made, even compared to my Costalotti.
Now I just need to build some new frames.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2019, 08:17:02 AM »

Just curlous...what did they charge for postage? My bellows were €138, but then 22% tax and they hit me for €40 postage. So the price in the end not quite so good...getting on for €200.

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2019, 08:51:05 AM »

Knowing exactly what it takes to build quality bellows (in hours, materials and skills) I find the total price of EUR 200 pretty ridiculous.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2019, 09:48:25 AM »

Hi Roger
My invoice breaks down as follows:
Bellows e147.40
Freight e25.00
Vat e36.20
Total e208.60

Total £184.61
Plus I paid my bank transfer charge £15 . Total damage £199.61

An observation - Harmonikas won't get rich by making bellows.,
but the financial and government institutions may do so.
 
I would say that the price is competitive. I did consider the cheaper pokerwork style bellows from  Hohner.EU but those China made ones are light, papery and not very hard wearing. (based on my ownership experience).The Harmonikas bellows look and feel like a high quality product.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2019, 12:03:50 PM »

Total £184.61
I would say that the price is competitive. I did consider the cheaper pokerwork style bellows from  Hohner.EU but those China made ones are light, papery and not very hard wearing. (based on my ownership experience).The Harmonikas bellows look and feel like a high quality product.

good point, Hohner sells their poker work bellows for 200 + postage, if you can get a better quality for same price why not get the better one?
to save bank fees you could use  tranferwise, their fees only few £
multi buy reduces the cost a lot,it might be good option to join forces  :D for same size bellows..why not ask before ordering if any one else needs a new set? on 4+ new set cost and postage goes down a lot..and split the cost accordingly...obviously it'll only work for buyers from the same country..
   
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2019, 06:30:55 PM »

Knowing exactly what it takes to build quality bellows (in hours, materials and skills) I find the total price of EUR 200 pretty ridiculous.
Yes I agree. I wasn’t really being critical of the price. I think they loaded my carriage due to a kefuffle over something else in my order. You pay more for the ones ordered via Carini, but they are of a high quality when you get em.

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2019, 03:11:01 PM »

I spent a bit of time and effort in making new bellows frames. They turned out very well - I will do another thread on the build. The completed bellows and box pays very nicely indeed - no stiffness and no leaks.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2019, 07:05:22 PM »

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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2019, 07:59:02 PM »

Maybe it's just my laptop, but the unenlarged picture make me feel queezy! It looks as though you've cut the bellows at an angle before fastening them to the frames.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2019, 08:26:53 PM »

I spent a bit of time and effort in making new bellows frames. They turned out very well - I will do another thread on the build. The completed bellows and box pays very nicely indeed - no stiffness and no leaks.
Box looks good! Bellows look sound as well.

I just paid up for some myself, no pattern , black tape outside, red interior.
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Re: Bellows from Harmonikas
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2019, 08:42:59 PM »

Hi Winston/Edward
It's my cheap phone distorting the parallelism. Test assured that everthing is neat and square.
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