Funny question, 170lb speaker and foam base, how to remove?.

I got large speakers shipped recently but I am yet to find a way to safely remove bottom foam base which the speaker seems to firmly sit on. 

The foam holds the speaker base, and the speakers feet are in the foam. Is there no way to safely remove the foam without wrecking it?.

Lifting the speaker is just not possible, nor tilting it, the foam is pretty thick and the speaker cannot be made to slide out of the foam since feet are wedged into holes in the foam base.

I wonder how people deal with large speakers shipped to their homes seems like quite a task unboxing and placing etc.
@douglas_schroeder I am so glad my significant other liked the sound so much that they won't be returned!!.

Going to wrestle with them safely to get rid if the base, I am going to put the top and mid foam on and lower the speaker flat and remove the base. Not quite sure if I can get them upright safely after however. We will see!!.
Sweet, I am actually considering the Aeris.

Question, were you able to haggle price at all?