Re: Not just Australia
USA$399 ~ UK£254
Add 20% and that gives us an on-the-street price of about UK£305. I don't think anyone would moan about a few pounds here or there (transport costs, slightly different regs etc). But £45 (13%)?
In the past I have bought bike parts from the USA for a Japanese bike. Including courier and import duties it still works out about 33% cheaper. Madness. Utter madness.
And why does it happen? Grey imports are often blocked at the EU level. Competition and free trade are not permitted.