Just thought that I would share something here........... I took a risk a week or so ago and purchased a pocket trumpet off ebay. It cost me £60, was brand new and I have to say, is of top quality. It blows like a dream and I have checked the intonation against a tuner - it is spot on. I say I took a risk because I know that so many fake Indian jobs are lurking on ebay. My girlfriend has since bought one. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16214&item=3745894568&rd=1 I have no conection whatsoever with the seller (other than my purchase) - he seems to be putting them on ebay regularly, and IMHO - they are far below the deserved value. SO.... if you have been toying with the idea of getting one............. these are VERY good value.