I purchase wherever I can get the best price and I know the retailer is reputable. Last headphone purchase was a few weeks ago from jr.com. It's actually one of the few online stores that show up as an authorized dealer on Audio-Technica's website. (not sure why so many online stores are missing from the list). They shipped very fast and without hassle and for free. They have a new free shipping plan you can sign up for free. They also sell via Amazon but you have to pay shipping usually if you buy via their Amazon links.