I tell you what to do: if you plan to buy Technic and live in Europe, you should go to Amazon.de. Almost all sets are on sale, delivery is mostly free (2-5 days International).
Just sayin'. For other sets it may be different, but Amazon.de is mostly competitive.
(If you happen to live in der Schweiz like me: you don't have to pay the 19% Mehrwertsteuer either.)