I also bought 2 DS3 through eBay (import). Payed about 45€ for each. I do not understand the reason for the delay the DS3 are having to reach the European market.
I do agree that the DS3 feels better overall compared to the Sixaxis. The Sixaxis for me feels kinda "cheap" compared to it, due to its lightness. Not even going to mention the difference in the Rumble, that is obviously the reason why everyone buys it in the first place.
Sony should have bundled these directly with the release of the PS3. They should have just paid off the royalties for the rumble and settled their dispute at the time.