This probably won't come as a shock to anyone who's actually set foot in one for the past two years, but KB has declared bankruptcy (second time? third?) and, this time, will be going out of business. I've heard that all their stores are holding liquidation sales and hope to be closed by January. So hurry and see if their clearances bring anything to what would be considered "normal" prices; they can't do this all day.
They couldn't compete, because they weren't German. We all know the Germans make good stuff. You with me, 2-1B?