The PB price, $579 compares well with the price you would pay on Amazon, US$392. Which is about NZ$550 once you convert and add in the Shipitto.com to get it here.
Another $40 isn't bad to avoid the hassle and potential problems buying from Amazon.
I may have to rethink my 'not yet' policy on tablets.
I still think $200 for the doc is expensive, almost cheaper to buy a separate netbook.