Sorry Davechode, you jumped in too soon and made a goose of yourself. Accept you made a mistake and move on. No sooking, OK? Good.
As for the cost of supplements, there is no doubt Australians are getting screwed on arbitrage. (Maybe a trade expert can clear this up, but I thought the US-Australia FTA was meant to reduce the incidence of such price disparities. Yes? No?)
An analysis of VP2 is a perfect example:
VP2 mail order in Australia is A$75.
VP2 mail order from AST in the US is US$36.
This highlghts problems greater than the cost of ordering from Biotest Australia (whose service and I cannot fault and whose staff are incredibly helpful).
rtistik, you are also right ... WPI from Australian and New Zealand manufacturers is much cheaper than Grow!; however, I think Davechode's point was that for products comparable to Grow! the prices in Australia are comparable with Biotest prices in Australia (see how fair I am!).
The general point, though, is that we pay more in Australia for high quality imported supplements than taxes and exchange rates justify.
The question is 'why?'