B&W does a great job of controlling its pricing around the world. In Taiwan, where I live, the list price is around US$11,000 equivalent for the N801 and US$8,000 for the N802, which are the same as in the U.S. In England, I have seen the prices on some English websites in my past searches to be the same.... so there really isn't any opportunity to save money by shipping (in fact, it will cost you more). Many Western high end audio brands are controlled by exclusive distributors in Asia, where you get both ridiculously high prices (often 50% to 100% higher than in the US) and poor service. Fortunately, demand for B&W speakers must be quite strong to allow B&W to control pricing all over the world....and a good thing!! (although still expensive as I have a pair of N801, one HTM-1, a pair of N805, and a pair of Matrix 801 S3.