In the last 2 weeks -- from the comfort of my own couch -- I have ordered and received music from the following countries: Canada United Kingdom Belgium Austria Japan Hong Kong Australia This just wasn't possible before the advent of the Internet. 5 of the CDs I got are completely unavailable in North America. It is now truly a Global Marketplace for music lovers, there are no more country boundaries as far as music goes. Take a look out there...there are so many CDs that are exclusive to a certain country, or artists that do not sell out of their home country. I'm a very happy music lover today.