I remember seeing Khartoum quite a few years ago and think I'd give it a miss this time around ... but thanks for the suggestion. I guess my near-neighbour Koroush Ghazi (only 350 miles or so up the road) has the best idea .. wait till I can get a mail discount for multiple purchases. I just hope I have better luck than when I tried the same deal with Barnes and Noble during their last Criterion sale .. one disc lost in the mail, the other, 'To Be or Not to Be', couldn't be ordered by B & N into stock.
For the record, I've never had a Twilight TIme order from Screen Archives get lost, damaged or delayed in the mail. They always arrive in less than two weeks, well packaged and undamaged. I finally went region free last week (bought a region free mod-chipped Panasonic BDT500), and so I'm now buying some Criterions, but I just buy those as part of my usual Amazon orders.
Does Australia not have import taxes?
Not as such, no. We have a tax-free threshold of $1,000 for imports. That means that as long as a single order/package doesn't exceed $1,000 in value, it's tax free and is usually not held up by customs. I import virtually all of my Blu-rays from overseas, primarily Amazon US or UK, and I've never been taxed or had a package held by customs. I did once find a customs inspection slip inside a box of books I ordered from the US, but that's it out numerous overseas orders over the past few years.
But yes, ordering two TT Blu-ray discs from the U.S. to e.g. Europe or Australia could cost something like 80-90$ with shipping and possible custom charges. But hey, just like that guy from TT said: You just can't afford everything in life. So many of us just have to keep searching those bargain bins.
So no, ordering two TT titles to Australia will not cost $80-90, more like $72.50. And if it's three titles, that's $105.00 for us here in Australia, compared to around $96.00 for those in the US. Hardly an outrageous difference. Having said that though, the Australian dollar has fallen sharply over the past few months, from being worth more than the US dollar, to now being worth 10% less, so that's also a factor for us to consider when ordering from the US.