you were right to a certain extend...it used to be the same when I add in freight charges. i.e once I ship it here, the difference will be negligible. And it make sense that it should be this way else everyone will be buying from the states. Now the difference is like...even if I pay full insurance, VAT and NBD freight, I would still save quite a bit. Of course I'm talking about those in hundreds and we consolidate our purchases to freight back in and not just random 1 item shopping. The administration is just not worth it.
I mostly buy stuffs from states because you guys have it first and we NEVER see them at all or even equivalent ones. Eg. I want to get a similar redhead windscreen that works and I can't find it anywhere in my country!