You might consider shopping online at Amazon for particular knives rather than having a complete set of something. Or even a complete set, if that is what is desired. They have good sales and free shipping in most cases.
I find I really only use several kinds of knives--Santoku, chef's, paring, bread, slicer. I use a magnetic strip to keep my knives. And all my knives are not one brand, depending on "feel" in my hand.
Also I might be willing to spend more money on a good brand name chef's knife than I would be willing to spend on the same brand of bread knife. That is to say, I don't think I need a $80 bread slicer, but that could be fine for a chef's or slicer.
Also, if you want a block, Costco has a Wusthof block of knives, if that brand would suit you.