I tired buying it new. I called/emailed Barbour, the online store and asked at the partner store in Regent Street. No luck purchasing a Borders which was made in England. They had other models which were M.I.E but not the Borders. I even bought my wife the Bendnell which was 'Made in England' from the Regent Street store.
Even if Barbour sold the Borders at a higher price because it was M.I.E, I would of still purchased it.
I had no choice but to purchase second hand.