Wow...that is interesting. I did not know that about the UK Distributor. (I also did not know there was a new Kondo G1000!! I recall that you preferred mk1 over mk2 Kondo m1000....how much is the G1000?
I am not sure whether the official retail price of the G1000 had been set yet, but one of the Kondo distributors I am in contact with informed me that it will be probably around usd 100.000,- (only linestage). It weighs 60 kg(!) and its development took around five years. I suppose you have to add another usd 100k for the phonostage. These crazy prices are really getting out of hand.