I can't agree more. They were always expensive but now it is getting ridiculous. If you compare their prices with the US store, even with 10% tax included, customs and the poor exchange rate, you get nowhere near Core's pricing. And I am quite sure, they get their stock at a much reduced rate. The other premium re-sellers sell the Apple products for the same prices. Tell me about price fixing and getting away with it! So you forced to purchase from them if you want local stock. It is time that Apple come to this country even if they only operate an online store so we can get rid of these unscrupulous dealers. For myself, I have cut down my spending on Apple products significantly and try and keep my products for much longer.