I'm so sorry that the concertina didn't work out for you! I'm writing because my daughter wants a concertina, and from my research, a "Jackie" is an excellent instrument for a beginner. Do you think we might be able to find a way for me to get the instrument in hand by Christmas? I will pay a bit more to expedite shipping, if that is necessary. I'm a brand new member to the forum, just joined to look for Ona's Christmas present. My name is Donna Hogarty, and I live in PA. My email is DBHogarty@gmail.com. Will PayPal work for you? I could also send you a check. Thanks, Captain!