We are so ripped off in Australia

Just purchased a Fujitsu S1300i ScanSnap scanner from Amazon USA.

Its a duplex scanner for text documents, i.e. Like a fax machine you put in the paper and it scans both sides and saves it to a PDF on your Mac. Better yet it can OCR the paper and you can add tags for latter searching.

This model is the portable version. The more expensive models are much bigger, but the postage is a killer.

This price from Amazon?

– $260.99 + shipping of $19.44 for a grand total of $280.43!

The price here in Australia? … well, it’s not on Fujitsu’s Australian site yet, despite being out for several months.

At Officeworks it is $399! … and the AUD is worth US 1.03 (although amazon only gave me 1 to 1)

Why is this so?

To make matter worse if I was an Americian I would get a full year of Evernote Premium chucked in for free.


Cheap Blurays in Australia

I love movies, especially in hi-def

But the price of blu-rays dvd sets in Australia is terrible. But amazon UK seem to have a lot of good stuff on special.

I got the complete Rumpole of the Bailey for 14 pounds (DVD)

Bluray Bargains – Best Blu-ray Bargains for Australian Blu-ray Enthusiasts  ….. if you ever want to buy blurays