Hi Guys & Gals. First post at the HTF. I am really glad I found this place. I've never seen such a board, no flaming like the car audio forum. Now to business! I ordered a pair of Klipsch RP5's from ubid last week for an unreal price of $850 shipped. I hear these at Bjorns in San Antonio last year, but couldn't/wouldn't swing $2000 + tax for them. Needless to say, ubid drew me like a moth to a flame. They are "authorized", according to Klipschs' forum (excellent place). The speakers were NEW, not refurbs or B-stock. LUCKILY I was here when fedex showed up! We opened the boxes (good shape) together. DAMN! The mids were crushed, and the were 3 seperate CHUNKS out of the corners. One chunk was 4X2"! Here's the crappy part. The speakers were NOT damaged in transit, they were obviously shipped that way, as the missing chunks were not in the boxes. BUYER BEWARE! I amazingly got a Human at ubid customer service on the phone & told him I refused the speakers. He said that we will inspect them when they get here & issue a credit to my Amex within 2 weeks! I told him to send me another pair when they recieved mine. He says, "sorry, you need to win another pair." Well, they JACKED the shipping from 1 cent to $367!! Meanwhile, I had listed my Definitive front stage on ebay already, as well as bought the Klipsch RC3II center to match the DISCONTINUED RP5's! Talk about PISSED! Ubid can kiss my @$$! Happily, there is a happy ending to the saga. My wonderful friends at onecall.com had several pairs in stock & were able to get me a pair out for $1046 delivered. Factory sealed & authorized, first class place all the way. Thanks for the rant! Maybe someone can read this before they make the same mistake as I made.