I can back this up - even brick and mortar stores in America are FAR cheaper than in australia. We pay top prices for budget lines of Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren...etc.etc I was in the US recently and I purchased a Calvin Klein suit for $250 @ macys. Went to the Calvin Klein store in melbourne aus and sure enough it was $1000 for the exact same suit. Why is there such a huge difference?
I know firsthand that at least the top two banks are not penalizing customers who either overdraw or are now subject to late payment fees.
i'd say the identity management offerings from Novell are what Microsoft are after. Novell's idam system is superior to pretty much anything bar TIM/TAM or OIM/OAM.