I recently purchased the 602S3 ($600), 601S3($450), LCR600($500)from Audio consultants in chicago... basically, I paid full retail price + tax. This frustrated me cause I never pay retail, but to my knowledge, no one else sells b&w's in chicago except for another dealer on the south side of chicago which only offered to sell me the package at retail minus tax. Is this typical of B&W products? I feel these speakers are not as much a value or bang for the buck at their retail prices (not at all saying that I don't love the sound of these speakers). Just curious on what others have paid for a BRAND-NEW set of 600 series. If you have series 2, please post "before-series 3" prices. (I know that the price of series 2 dropped once the introduction of the new series 3.) Do you guys still feel like this is a great speaker for the price?