I'm thinking of buying some IR Emitter/IR Blaster thingamehoochies, and importing them in from overseas. The cheapest I can find here in NZ are these (http://www.tradetech.co.nz/shop/Outdoor+Aerials+%26+Accessories/Remote+Extenders/IRSEND70.html) which are $15 plus GST plus shipping...
I reckon I can get packs of 4 of these puppies (http://www.smarthome.com/8170s.html) for about $40, so that's work out about $10 per emitter, maybe less. As I only need 1 I'll have some spares. If anyone is looking to get some of these then I'd be happy to split the shipping and share the happiness around.
If you are keen, let me know before, say, Monday 7 July.