I was just noticing that cameraland have the Minox 8.5X43 HGs available at a considerable discount with the US price coming in around £311. With postage, tax and duty paid it should be possible to have these in the UK for around £400 and in my view they are pretty good binos for that money. In fact in my view they are pretty good binos for any money.
So, if you are looking binos for a hobby stalker these are well worth a look. This is exactly how I got my pair and I'm more than pleased with them after a few years of use.