Milandro, I'm in Barcelona and it seems that the minimum postage for getting anything domestically within Spain or inter-EU from Thoemann, from Saxofonwinkle (sp?) or from France is 17-19€ even when it is only a small accessory. I wanted to get some books from a place in the UK but was turned off because the fee was the same figure but in Pounds, which of course always come at a premium to the euro. This, in addition to the already overinflated prices of items viz-a-viz the USA has deterred me most of the time. The sax mute and a case for my soprano are the only things that were more cost effective to buy online here in Europe.
If that's the case, then there is no reason for them not to beef up the packing considerably. Although I'm not in the market for one of these at the moment, if I was I certainly wouldn't buy one as things stand because life is full of enough headaches as is without adding a damaged new sax to the picture.The shipping charges from Thailand were, in fact, very mild indeed!