Patrick, Does the $2,000 saved include shipping. If you are buying speakers for this price range then I imagine the shipping will be very high. If you purchase seperatly item-by-item shipping will "eat you alive". I could see your savings being cut by 25% to 33% quickly. Also if something goes wrong and you have to ship it back then there goes more of your savings. I have always been a fan of B & M small store with personal service and a liberal return and trade-up policy. However I do buy something on-line, just not the higher doller electronics (Dell not included).