@kettch:Yes. If they can justify their pricing (even if only by enough to kill the suspicion that they have no justification at all) then it will be hard to see this inquiry producing any change. However, given the way software is distributed and supported these days, and our proximity to where hardware is actually manufactured (i.e. Shipping to Australia or USA from China or Singapore is not that different) then it will be interesting to see what they each claim as the extra overheads involved.