I got amazingly lucky.
I was in Dumoulin buying a Sony t.v. set (27" Vega for $899, including stand and $50 credit towards anything else in the store), when I noticed that they sell Axiom speakers, which is funny because no other high end audio store I've seen in Montreal sells Axiom.
Anyway, I saw the EP-125 on the test floor, so I asked if they had the EP-175, and in the computer it said they had ONE left, and that it was their last one, and that the EP-175 was "discontinued"..which sounded awfully strange.
Anyway, to make a long story short, he said he'd sell it at $499...so of course I said yes, $180 off is pretty good (All canadian dollars BTW)....so when he carts it out, it has a big yellow sticker on the side saying "$448", so I make him give me THAT price :)
$448.00 = $277.00 US btw.
On top of that, I noticed that a bunch of Axioms were either mis-labelled, or something screwy was going on because they had the Axiom M40s listed for $640ish, and the yellow sticker said $550.00, so I'm confused. That's a steal as the M22Tis sell for $540.00
As well, they had an Axiom subwoofer that wasn't part of the Millenia line, but I couldn't figure out what it was.