Unfortunately not. I meant to insert an angry emoticon because I paid more, not less. My advice, at $600, they are a great deal. As I said I really like mine, and I am generally not a Carmina fan. Not thrilled that I paid more than the current price, but at this price point, I'm not going to sweat a hundred bucks.
Not to belabor the point but the price is 510 euros on the Carmina site. Outside the EU, you get 20% off for VAT (down to 425 Euro) but Carmina charges somewhere around 35 euros for shipping and you may be hit with customs charges depending on where in the world you live. When it's all said and done, you're looking at paying somewhere around US$650-700 shipped to your door. No real price arbitrage from buying local (if you're fortunate enough to have a local retailer) and getting to try on.
Anyway, I bought a pair as well from Steve at Gentemen's Footwear during his 15% off Winter sale which worked out to US$675. Looking forward to taking delivery sometime in early May and will compare to my 975 when I get them in. Will try to get some pics up as well.
You will almost certainly get hit with customs if living in the US.