Every other sales guy will tell you that his imported "X" will wipe out all the opposition, you call the opposition and they tell you that their product is better than sellers who sell "X". Most of us will do our research and find out that in the USA Product "X" is very good, even though it may cost $20000 there, which is still a fraction of say the R550000 being charged here. IS it a giant killer? Yes at the recommended $20000, but is that still true if it is double the price here... NO! many factors come into play, aesthetics, build quality, ease of use, sound quality, upgradeability, after sales service. At the end of the day, best value for money will usually be found in used kit, or say something locally made. My take is that despite fluctuations in forex, some importers are becoming very wealthy with their mark ups...in my books that does not bring about loyalty.