HARBETH: 30.1, odd USA pricing?

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I was wondering if anyone knew why the USA importer for Harbeth speakers Fidelis AV has the 30.1 model priced so high?

Pricing in Cherry finish.
U.K. 2,529 Pounds or about $3,915 US Dollars
E.U. 3,150 Euros or about $ 4,145 US Dollars
Canada 5,000 Canadian Dollars or about $4,986 US dollars
The USA $5,990!

I understand about import duties and the cost of shipping to the USA but this still does not explain the $2000 dollar price difference compared to Europe. Furthermore, there is no solid reason why the same 30.1's cost $1000 US dollars more in the USA than they do in Canada.

Also curious is the USA and Canadian pricing of Harbeth Speakers are very similar to each other with the exception of the 30.1 model which is priced a whopping $1000 US dollars apart.

So what do you think? Is the current USA distributor price gouging on the 30.1 model? Or is there some other explanation?

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