I thought I'd through together a chart in Excel showing the various prices that you may pay for an Apple powerbook 15" superdrive, and an dual G5. The results show that as expected it is almost cheaper to fly to the USA to buy a Powerbook, no matter where in the world you live. This is a viable option given that Apple offer world wide warranties on portable equipment. On the Dual G5's if you're outside of the USA you're in trouble. Obviously Apple are taking into account that flying to the USA for purchase is no longer an option, and therefore the US price vs the rest of the world is even more out of whack. Australia and NZ are closer to the point of manufacture than either the USA or the UK and that the average salary in Aus and NZ is a *lot* less than in the USA or UK (about half, making the effective price even higher!). So I don't know what Apple is thinking.