Guys, When I first bought an iBook the Aussie dollar was about .45US$ - these days, it's 0.680790 This means that a 17" powerbook (which I want to buy) is: 3,299.00 USD United States Dollars = 4,845.84 AUD Australia Dollars When you convert the AUD price for a powerbook you get: 6,299.00 AUD Australia Dollars = 4,286.93 USD United States Dollars Admittedly, there is 10%GST ($500 AUD - Over the last couple of years I have noticed a $500 Aud premium on all Australian prices over US - however, the last couple of months has seen this blow out dramatically) to pay on the import, but I still want to know how something can be almost $1000USD different when it's cheaper to ship to Australia from Asia than it is to ship to Mainland USA... I really want to know why I have to pay $6000 when our currency isn't $.45USD (past few months has been greater than $.65US cents) What's up with the pricing? -- Daniel P.S. do any US apple dealers ship outside the US? if so, is there a way/means of determining the cost of delivery + import taxes? Have any Aussies imported directly from the US?