i have been waiting for a reply from svs' customer service. i want a maple pb12+, but since i live half a planet away from svs' office, i need to know how much the shipping would cost. but i got no reply, and i dont whether it is okay to directly contact the owners ( tom or ron svs ). or would it be better to just ask a friend of mine who lives in chicago to purchase one and ship it to me? the problem is, the sub is one BIG box, and i dont want to trouble him. please help. thank you.