Well, you could argue that a Porsche is a great car and thus it is not overpriced - but still - that money isn't something I spit up just because it is a good car, it is because I have to sacrifice a lot of other things - so price will always be an issue.
Perhaps missed that Sweden loves to tax everything and everyone? There are plenty of Kickstarters outside the US, and we have to pay tax and import fees...
I have to pay a fee and a roughly 20-25% intake tax on the player and I was looking for the 400$ version.
My latest conclusion was that if I buy from UK directly, I pay more than import from US (usually Amazon covers the same wares) and since my contact then would be with Amazon UK to deal with any hassles and EU laws, that makes sense.
The Ibasso which I am so far more intrigued about comes directly from China - a bit easier with tax so far but that may change as well.
Also, my gripes isn't with the player or the entire idea - it is backing things that I'm not sure of that I will get the full benefit of and with the latest news, I might be forced to have a Facebook account to get the FLAC's ;)
Well, there are too many if's and but's fo my liking. The player is most likely good - but so are the Fioo and Ibasso and many others. I will wait and see instead. :) With that, not saying that I fault anyone for jumping on this Kickstarter mind you.