Sorry if I came off as being defensive or mean, I just get into the habit of wanting to type "the truth" and really forget to think about how it will sound in the end.
Here at OPPO Digital, Inc we feel discomfort in the International pricing as well. We have expressed ours and your concerns to our international partners, and hopefully some kind arrangement can be made to better suite the expectations of International customers.
One on the many reasons that I am very glad I live in Reno, Nevada. I can order a Oppo product and if it is in stock, receive it in 3 days or less.
I have three Oppo products (DV-981HD, BDP-105 & PM-1) these are great audio devices. Oppo is the first place I would look for any future audio purchase with the added option that they also do video.