I am in the UK and have not bought from Thomann before. I certainly know where to buy from in the future as the service they have given me has been fabulous! The delivery took about 5 working days to the UK and was packaged perfectly. I have not heard of, or used K&M products before and I am so pleased with the quality of this mic boom arm. I will be using Thomann again, that is for sure. Thank you very much.