For those of us living in the US the drop in the Euro/Dollar exchange rate means real savings. Over the last 12 months the Euro has fallen from ~$1.45 to $1.24. For example, 2 jars of MdC (including shipping) cost 81,70 , which last year translated into $118.47 or $59.23 each. Now that's dropped to $101.31 or $50.65 each. Ordering a Plisson Size 14 HMW brush directly from the factory (including shipping) is 256.11 . A year ago that was $371.36 and it's now $317.58. I've used some rather pricy products for these examples but if you fill your cart at a favored EuroZone vendor (including those that sell other than shaving supplies) you'll realize the same 14.5% price drop. For those shopping at UK vendors the Pound has only come down about 5.5% in the same period.