I must say I appreciate your sense of humor (realizing the free shipping is not a big deal ... just an added perk for hassle free transaction). But $250 for the pair would not even cover my water costs. Be a little realistic here. I am aware getting "face value" is not going to happen ... not a problem. But offering $250 is not exactly reasonable. Yes, I know people might end up selling them for that price the weekend of ... but I'd rather give them away to a friend at that point. Not trying to insult your offer, but I would be willing to negotiate. Let me know.