Originally Posted by HarryT
In countries where Amazon don't have an agreement with a local telecoms operator they used to charge a US$2 surcharge per book to pay for the cost of 3G downloads. Is that perhaps still the case for Australia? Might account for it. I've certainly not noticed Amazon being more expensive than other stores; quite the opposite - they're very often cheaper.
The US$ 2.- surcharge per book is still added in the Asia Pacific region - no matter wether you side load the book or get it over wifi. One of my pet peeves