you gotta hear this story.
i called up the distributer.
yes, the do sell the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speaker set.
because of price it appears that the don't import them on a regular basis.
when i asked for the price, i couldn't believe my ears. 4,500 shekels (= $1000) the man says !!!!!!! i was flabbergasted.
then they gave me another guy to talk with (apparently the first one wasn't from the right department or something).
so he says that this is the "official" price, but if i do actually buy it the price will be lower.
"how much lower" i asks, "somewhat more than 2000 shekels (= $450)" they says.
then the man goes on to give me a whole crapload of explanations.
Klipsch have to make the speakers "especialy" with 220 Volts. yeah, right as if the only country outside of the US with 220V that sell Klipsch products is Israel, ha!
then, apprently these speakers are'nt recognized by Israeli customs as computer equipment (= 0% customs fees) but as Hi-Fi equipment (= %45 customs fees). and then there's %18 VAT (= sales tax).
still, for a speakers set that costs in the US $180 in newegg, i'm guessing around $200-$250 (?) retail, +%45 + %18 + international shipping, $450 seems steep...
much as i would like them, it appears that Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 are not in my future