I agree with the rest of you good people. Something seems askew. Do a search on the Chane A1rx-c and look down for the SlickDeals' "[Last day] Chane A1rx-c(Arx A1b upgrade) Bookshelf Speaker Pair $264.98 shipped@Massdrop." Then, the price was more in line with a true discount, viz., $239.99 and $24.99 shipping.
I have talked with the owner of Chane in the past and this Massdrop program does not seem in keeping with the sterling image that his company normally projects.
Although a price increase over last year is appropriate, a Massdrop deal that in the final analysis equating to retail seems inappropriate. JMTCW