Do they keep the same price for the AG or do they mark it up? Which website offers free shipping, if any at all. If not, which website cost for shipping? I think these are all good facts to know if wanting to buy from other authorized dealers. I've been looking out for the perfect pair for earrings, and notice AG not being the same pricing even if they have the same specs. I also notice in the huge jump ($$) in wanting to make martini earrings with the protectors from various authorized dealer websites. The total outcome of these pricing does matter in where I would place my order.