Did he say price was 345 Euros? $450 seems really steep. Was waiting on the 2014, since I heard the redesign of them is great.
When should 2014 burton products typically become available to order online at dogfunk/evo etc?
Because of tariffs and taxes more taxes and and little niceties like public medical care and gun control everything in Europe is way more expensive than North America. So I wouldn't expect that the price point would translate. My guess would be that next year's Genesis will cost about what this year's do, plus or minus a little bit. I could be wrong and maybe they'll go up market with them pricewise but I would be surprised.
In Canada diodes run 399 to 449 C$ and lots of shops don't bother to stock them, most will go as high as the genesis, but I suspect a big price increase in the genesis would make them less common on shelves, like diodes.