You'll save a lot more than $200 by ordering through the UK site. It will be closer to $350 actually. The boots are the same exact boots in every way and they take 2 days to receive them once shipped. The only downside I can see is that if you need to return them it will cost more to ship them to the UK than to New York. The UK store bills your credit card in GBPs so you may have to pay a 3% foreign transaction fee which would be roughly $22 or so. I have a card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees so it's a no brainier for me. Even with that extra fee you'd still be saving well over $300.
Yup. I just ordered the Chelsea 3 through Robertold.co.uk for precisely this reason. No reason to get fucked by jacked up prices through US dealers.
Now with that said - can anyone comment on the 238 last? I know it's narrow, just hoping that with a narrow foot I can stick to my usual UK size.