They're a really solid build!!! I live in Australia, where they're way overpiced. I bought mine from Europe over the internet and had them shipped - no problems at all.
They're cheaper from Europe than the States though!!! Also, if you ask nicely, alot of the stores will look into other shipping options for you to save you some cash - rather than just the standard UPS price that they quote for shipping straight away. www.thomann.de
are a reputable and competitively priced dealer. Remember some sites quote the price for a pair, and some for a single speaker so be sure to double check.
I got mine from www.synthplanet.com
- great price and service was fine - but they had to order them in so it took a little while. I didn't mind waiting though to get a cheap price - just depends on your priorities - money/time/security.
Peace - Rez