It is a well known fact that many manufacturers like to make a little extra cash on the side by galling customers stupid enough to live outside of the US. Anyone with an internet connection can see the price difference. but it really hit home to me how bad this is now I am in the US on business. was just in the apple store and saw that 2.36ghz are ($3049AUD ) $2499 US here in the US and are $3272 US in oz ($3999AUD) 1000 bucks price difference. Want to buy an octoCore Mac Pro a whopping $1600 cheaper Apple Australia are doing some nifty price shifting ! Nice one Steve !