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Old 30-01-2019, 09:08 PM
Wavytone (Nick)
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Jeremy there is a tendency for multinationals to geo-block Australia. Sure you can buy them as separate items in the UK, but not here. What’s more the international freight on large items is prohibitive to the point that shipping anything that size is effectively impossible.

It’s not confined to astronomy products either - it’s rampant across the many industries where the international freight costs for shipping one-offs are exploited by companies as a means to justify jacking up local prices here often by 2-3X what the sane item costs elsewhere.

Both EBay and Amazon have tasted the profits to be had by geoblocking to the extent it’s now it’s impossible for us to order anything from their uk or us sites - only the local versions.
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