They shouldn't be unstable with the spikes. Are you using them? To protect your floor, simply rest each spike on a quarter.
I called vandersteen and they said I have to call my local dealer. I guess I have to suck up my pride and give him a call. He was so FREAKING nice and helpfull I feel like a @## for not getting the speakers from him. I could not pass up a 6k speaker package for 1k and live with my self. Any dealers out there? How would you feel?
If you value your future relationship with him
tell him so and perhaps you can thank him with a small gesture like a bottle of wine or something for sharing his time.
Along with the Back Spikes and washer set you will need for proper tiltback
Make sure you also get 6 Vandersteen Soft shoes
under the Sound anchors stands they work way better than quarters.
Carver52 - I agree with John (audioconnection). Any dealer, especially a nice one, should understand that not everyone can afford to buy new retail. One thing I usually do before buying used on Audiogon is to check with local dealers, who take in plenty of stuff on trade-ins. If they have nothing that works for me, then I shop Audiogon and other classified sites. But your dealer should understand that you found a great deal, and that it leaves some money in your pocket for other potential purchases. You can also thank your dealer for his time with referrals. Just make sure your referrals mention that you recommended them to the dealer.