I am looking to buy an amp. But living in Sydney, I am finding that getting gear at a reasonable price is difficult. There just seems to be so much mark up. For example, I have been looking at the Pioneer D912 to be my first HT receiver. I have found this for sale in Australia for between $1299 and $1500 dollars AU. ($929US to $1,161US) I have seen the same amp on sale in the US for as little as $300US. Currently, $300US is equal to about $377AU. Sure, the Aussie dollar is strong at the moment. Sure, there must be 'some' markup bringing an item in to the country Sure, even then, some markup for profit for the seller.. But THAT MUCH markup? Even when the Aussie dollar was at 50c US, this item would have equaled $600AU in cost. Not $1500! So, where do I buy my amp in Australia? Is there any on line seller who is offering more reasonable prices than the big electronics stores? I could buy the amp in the US, have it shipped over, pay 100% duty and still get it at around half the price I would pay for it here! Is it possible to buy a US model amp and run it here in Australia. 240 volts and all that stuff. Is the power on any of these amps switchable? And if so, can someone suggest a US seller who will ship to us Aussies?