One could fly to the US for a long weekend and pick up a A&K 240 for the difference in price to the UK retail price!
Have a great short break weekend's holiday, and come back with a shiny new player for the same cost, no brainer really!!!
Either that, or just get someone to bring you one back who's in the US and heading to the UK, as I did with my Fostex TH600 headphones and save yourself a heap of money...
As far as i know, not available yet in US. Would have to wait to take that long weekend!