As of September 1, 2022, the price for most music boxes will increase by a few euros after having remained more or less the same in recent years. The price increase has several causes. A major reason is the increased price of mechanisms in recent years, and in particular their transport from abroad. The weakening euro against the dollar has pushed the price even further. But packaging material, printing and housing have also become more expensive.
Another important reason is the fact that I receive more orders than I can reasonably handle, and this increasingly results in a lot of time pressure and very long delivery times. I prefer to receive fewer orders so that I can continue to guarantee the quality and attention for each box. There are also other projects that I like to work on but hardly get around to now.
Ideally I would like to be of service to everyone, including those with a small budget. For that reason, the Piccolo music box was developed a few years ago, which has become very popular. For example, the price of this box increases by 3 euros. Hopefully still a very reasonable price for what you receive for this, namely a very nicely wrapped gift!
Incidentally, during open days in the Donkerstraat in the center of Utrecht, I always have all kinds of music boxes with a nice discount. These are boxes that I do not sell through the webshop, for example because of a small deviation in the wood or other cause. Who knows, you might come by sometime!
Thanks for your understanding!