Whether we are being price gouged is not totally clear. What is abundantly clear is that virtually every laptop that you find on sale in the USA for say $200.00 costs $400-$500 in nz dollars if bought in NZ. Just a few days ago Noel Leeming had a laptop on sale for $499.00 they claimed the price had a saving of $300.00 so originally $800.00. Same laptop in the USA could be found on Amazon for US $212.00! And pricing like this is repeated over and over. Hard to justify with the Kiwi dollar hovering close to 70c to the US dollar.