It is already becoming more and more difficult to buy from overseas. They seem to block people purchasing from here, appoint someone to sell it from Australia, putting on a ridiculous markup.
I am just so sick of Australia tax!. Recently, I wanted to buy some software. It was to be downloaded, so no postage etc required.
I discovered that it was half the price in the US (even with the current conversion rate) so decided to buy it from there. Made the mistake of paying for it through PayPal.
They sent me a polite note, asking for my social security number
They did not take the payment from PayPal, awaiting my reply.
So, I got a friend in the US to buy it for me
However, it really makes me so angry the markup Australians put on things. As I said, it was a piece of downloadable software, nothing to be handled in any way.
However, more and more American firms refuse to sell directly to us, they make a deal with an Australian firm.
Years ago, I bought a protective cover for my keyboard for $10 from the US
Last year, I wanted a new one. Found the website I bought it from, price has gone up about 10%. However, they wouldn't sell me one, gave me the email address of their Australian agent.
Got in touch with her, she wanted $75 + postage!!!!!!