As I was deciding between buying from Carmina, SL, or Meermin knowing that Carmina's quality to be superior, I wondered about price point which isn't usually a topic of concern on this forum. The wealth displayed on SF is staggering considering the current recession. I need the names of all your financial planners............ The prices for USA purchase: Meermin Low end - $220 with shipping and VAT discount Meermin Middle - $330 with shipping and VAT discount Meermin High end $ 439 with shipping and VAT discount Septieme Largeur 40% off for split toe Oxford - $273 with shipping and VAT discount Carmina at present for split toe monk - $408 with shipping and VAT discount In the end, I believe I will opt for the Carmina just to experience something special. However, I do find the pricing interesting considering what one pays for "high end" shoes in the States.