Originally Posted by cnocbui
The Australian government should amend their own legislation. They have been allowing copyright to be used to restrict importing of products and allowing monopoly distributorships. To blame Apple is disingenuous.
100% agree with this ^. I used to buy hardback books from Amazon or Tesco in the UK. When I moved to Australia, the price of books made me laugh. I now buy my books from iTunes and read them on the iPad for a fraction of the cost. Even if I buy a hardback book, it's cheaper to buy it from the UK and have it posted to Australia than buying it here. Madness...
Apple products aren't really that much more expensive than the US when you factor in GST costs and the Australian Government's import duties. Compared to the UK though, it's actually cheaper to buy Apple hardware in Australia.
I agree that it's rubbish that digital content costs more in Australia, for example TV Shows, but the price of these are set by the studios so shouldn't the government really be bringing them in for questioning?