John Packer Blog

Welcome to the John Packer blog. Here we’ll keep you updated on all the latest happenings at John Packer Ltd, all the latest music news, musical instruments and competitions.

Month List

Upgrade your JP musical instrument and save up to 20%!

by Administrator 18. April 2012 12:39

 

What is the JP+ Scheme? 

THE JP+ Scheme allows you to upgrade your JP instrument to a higher spec JP model (within the same musical family) and receive a discount of up to 20%.

Why Upgrade?

SO you've got off the marks and are progressing through the grades - well done! Our JP instruments are designed to support the progress of a player, so by upgrading you'll be allowing yourself to reach new potential.

Who Can Upgrade?

ANY school or individual owner of a JP Musical Instrument can upgrade. They can even keep their old instrument. Proof of purchase is required.

What Saving Can Be Made?

THE JP+ Scheme allows you to upgrade any JP model and save as follows:

10% off a JP 1 Series instrument
15% off a JP 2 Series instrument
20% off a JP 3 Series instrument

If you're at a state school you can still purchase it via the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme and save the VAT! For more information on the AIPS click here

How Do You Do the JP+?

IT'S easy! Call us on 01823 282386. We'll need to know what instrument you want to upgrade, and details of your current JP instrument. You can then buy your new JP instrument!

Where Can You Do The JP+?

ALL UK retailers of JP Musical Instruments are participating in the scheme.

Terms & Conditions:

Must be same instrument type. You cannot upgrade a flute for a trumpet! Offer only applies to John Packer Musical Instruments. You can keep your own instrument, although you may be able to part exchange it (subject to condition etc.). You must present us with proof of purchase/ownership, including the model and serial number. You can only use your instrument to upgrade once. This scheme cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer or promotion. We reserve the right to close the offer at any time without notice or obligation.

Speak to one of our sales staff to arrange your upgrade. Call 01823 282386.



How You Can Buy Instruments VAT-free via Academy Schools

by Administrator 17. January 2012 09:44

THE John Packer Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme has been a vital component in support of music in state schools since we pioneered the scheme in the 1990s.

However, with the advent of the Academy status schools, considerable confusion has arisen over whether or not the AIP scheme still applied. Many Academy Schools are either uncertain about the situation or believe that the AIP scheme is no longer applicable to them. If you are in that group then finally we have clarity...

Recently a school with which we have dealings made an enquiry to HM Revenue & Customs about this matter. This is an extract from the reply that they received from the government department:

"This matter has been looked into and I can advise you that academies are allowed to use the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme. It was originally thought that academies wouldn't be involved in this scheme and therefore it would not be applicable to them. However, we have now received information to the contrary and VAT Supply Policy have confirmed that academies can use the scheme in the same way that local authorities can.

Therefore I can confirm that academies can use the AIPS subject to the usual conditions of the scheme."*

* full text available if required.

This is great news for the parents of musical pupils and for music in schools. Please share this with your finance team, music staff and parents.

For your interest you can also view our current AIPS handout, complete with prices and details of our instrument hire scheme, by clicking here.



Yamaha Upgrade Bonus Scheme Returns

by Administrator 1. November 2011 11:19

THE Yamaha Upgrade Bonus Scheme is back! Which means there's never been a better time to cash in on your old brass or woodwind instrument, and upgrade to a fantastic new Yamaha model.

The scheme is ideal for students looking to upgrade their instruments. And parents can also take advantage of the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme to save the VAT. Schools and Music Services can even ditch their old instruments gathering dust in a cupboard and upgrade them to hardy Yamaha instruments.

Customers can part exchange any brand of brass or woodwind instrument, however, the minimum part exchange allowance depends on the category of instrument purchased and part exchanged.

Please see the table below for details:

Student & Intermediate Upgrades

Instruments

Brand Exchanged

Exchanged Value

Trumpets, Cornets, Trombones, Flugel Horns, Flutes, Piccolos, Clarinets & Oboes

Non Yamaha

£30

Yamaha

£60

Tubas, Euphoniums, French Horns, Baritone Horns, Tenor Horns, Saxophones & Bassoons

Non Yamaha

£50

Yamaha

£100

Professional Upgrades

Instruments

Brand Exchanged

Exchanged Value

Trumpets, Cornets, Trombones, Flugel Horns, Flutes, Piccolos, Clarinets & Oboes

Non Yamaha

£60

Yamaha

£120

Tubas, Euphoniums, French Horns, Baritone Horns, Tenor Horns, Saxophones & Bassoons

Non Yamaha

£100

Yamaha

£200

Example:

Upgrade Non-Yamaha Student Flute to Yamaha YFL211 Flute via AIPS
Recommended Retail Price (inc. Vat) £609
Packer’s Discount Price (inc. VAT) £487.20
Packer’s Discount Price (Ex Vat with AIPS) £406
Upgrade Bonus -£30

Total to pay £376 ex VAT. (38% off the Recommended Retail price!)

For more details about the scheme and to find out how much you could get for your old instrument, call the shop on 01823 282386 or email sales@johnpacker.co.uk.

Offer ends 31st January 2012.