Item arrived in good time, but was not in box as described, but rather each reed was in separate, loose packaging. It was also posted in a regular cardboard backed envelope with very little by way of protection to the reeds themselves. Luckily each reed has it's own plastic container within this packaging so there is no obvious damage to the reeds. This cardboard backed envelope was posted to me using 2nd class mail for a large letter, which costs 69p. I am therefore at a loss to see where the £4.03 postage and packing cost goes, particularly considering the use of non-protective packaging.