http://store.apple.com/us http://store.apple.com/au You don't have to be a geniese to realize that these are outragious. To put things into perspective The two things to consider - One Australian dollar will buy you 0.9282 US dollars - around 92 US cents as at OCT 20. Additionally Australia has a GST (Goods and Services Tax) which is a value added tax of 10% on most goods and services transactions in Australia. It was introduced by the Howard Government on 1 July 2000 The Math Say we're buying anything in the US online are we getting it posted to Australia. The item is 1000 US dollars. With the current exchange rate the item is = $1,077.7600. Therefor apple is charging US iPhone 3GS for $199 +Xrate+GST = is NO WHERE NEAR the our current $800 dollar price tag. Aside from the exchange rate and GST what is making apple AUS SO pricy? Now that's all said and done I'd like to ask you this: Had anyone actually taken advantage of America's, or any other country for that matter, cheaper hardware. I buy guitars from America all the time and it's widly known that prices in Australia all ******** even with the shipping from the US to AUS. Is it possible to run a US mac in Australia? All it would take is a power-board adapter.