Just wanted to share a note with everyone who might be in a similar predicament (trying to find recently discontinued BA speakers).
I searched desperately for days to find 2 pairs of VS series speakers, which were discontinued about a year ago. After striking out with U.S. retailers, I found a dozen or so European distributors who had these speakers in stock, but unfortunately, none were willing to ship to the U.S.
After still more days of searching, I hit a homer: found a retailer in Austria who was willing to ship to the US: www.d-t-s.at
. Although I was quite apprehensive about executing such a large international transaction, the retailer was extremely prompt, courteous, reliable, and professional. I received my speakers in just 10 days and they arrived in perfect condition. The upshot of this experience is that BA offered in Europe a finish that was never offered in the U.S.: Arctic White. Absolutely stunning.
If any of you are in a similar situation, I highly recommend this store. The manager's name is Daniel Maggi and his contact info can be found on the website.
Disclaimer: I do not have any financial interest in, or other relationship with, this store.