If I was able to pay US$119 for the upgrade to home premium I'd be perfectly happy. The retail list price here in Australia is AU$199 which at current exchange rate equates to US$183.47. Microsoft claim that this is because of shipping and taxes and I'd swallow a small increase for that, but 54%? Does anyone know whether there are issues with installing a US bought copy in another country? Ebay lists copies for quite reasonable prices and they ship internationally. I'm thinking of sticking with the RC for a while ot see if they equalise their pricing a bit.