Even the locals are doing it.
Have a look at Crumpler (bags). Very hip. All the cool kids have one. Great bags though. I'll give 'em that. A great Aussie business started right here in Melbourne.
What costs $400 here on their web site costs $200 in the US. Check it out for yourselves.
Aussie consumers are getting screwed from morning til night by everyone we buy from. And the ACCC is a docile dog.