That's hugely surprising to me. This is going back a couple of yrs now but I purchased two pair of standard yearling craftsman in chestnut and black w/leather sole a few months apart, for $242 and $252 (shipped from AUS to the US) from Barry at bootsonline. The main reason for ordering online was the huge difference between the Manhattan RMW store's price of ~$450. I tried them on w/the intention of buying there until I saw the price differential. Barry's process was flawless and I had the boots in hand in something like 5 business days.