Replacement Key on 1998 Mercedes-Benz E430

I broke my only key to my car and need a new replacement one. I called the Mercedes Benz dealer and was told I need to order it from Germany. Do you know how much this is going to cost?

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Volkswagen do the same thing about ordering keys from Germany, and the key and barrel assembly was expensive. I don't know if there are any really good locksmiths in your area locksmiths in my area can take apart the lock, remove it from the car and cut a key and may be a cheaper than a dealer.
Thank you....WOW...This is crazy..
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this is not a mechanical key; it is electronic. expect
to pay $200 and it will take 3-4 days. it comes from
Montvale, NJ, and not Germany. this is the only choice you have as nothing else will start the car. ever.