Hahaha - no the paper doesn't cost $1000USD - it was a joke. Must have been lost in teh interwebs somewhere. I was making fun of the current state of the US econom..... ahh forget it.
But yes, a 9' roll of paper does cost $140AUD here - which is pretty much $140USD (and that's with our dollar being amazing compared to the old days - previously, the conversion would have been more like $200USD, or even more).
I guess shipping to Australia is expensive... #GlobalisationFail
Edit: Correcting incorrect sentence structure haha