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I was not addressing the gray market, I was pointing out why Aussie prices are expected to be higher than US prices.
Most companies require their country divisions to factor in the costs of doing business in that country to the prices they charge in that country. They don't spread their costs over all their customers worldwide. They do it by maket. It costs more to do business in Australia than the US simply because of the size of the market.
Each country charges different import duties (when they apply).
By international treaties, different countries can charge different copyright and patent fees.
All these and others factor into the costs companies must recoup in the price they charge.
There are other factors including warranty costs. Different countries have different minimum warranties a company is required to provide.
Now do the price differentials also have some gouge factor built in when the "expectation" is that prices in a particular country are expected to be higher than in the country of origin? Probably.
1. Tax differences - Aussie GST is 10%. No US state has a sales tax that high. Aussie prices are quoted with tax included. US prices are not.
2. Labor costs- US retail workers are paid less
3. Size of the market - Costs in the US can be spread over a much larger customer base than in Australia.
4. Shipping costs - Shipping to Australia is more expensive than to a US address, even from Asia!
5. Import duties differences
6. Copyright and patent licensing fees differences
There may be others.
It's not clear what could be done. An RSA key fob and biometrics need a reader. You have to remember to have the fob with you. The blind can't read it. All this costs extra.