Originally Posted by FiP
In Australia, our dollar is currently worth more than the US dollar (and has been for well over 12 months), yet our stamp prices are about double the US prices. For Sale-A-Bration, we must spend $100 for a freebie, US spend is half that. I guess the extra is to cover the cost of freight, but jeez! I once looked at a US catty by mistake, and kept wondering why the prices were so reasonable. I then realised my error, and it was back to double the cost!!
While I do agree with you that the prices are overboard in Australia I do have to mention a couple of points that makes it seem so quite so bad.
Our tax is included in the price where the US prices need their local tax rate added.
Our shipping is only 5% compared with the 10% Americans pay.
SO I hope that eases the pain a little.