I'm in a bad mood this evening and feel like grumbling about something. I think a good thing to grumble about would be the price of AV equipment in the UK. I therefore invite suggestions of AV items whose UK price is spectacularly bloated compared with the price of the same item abroad. My first nomination is the cost of upgrading a Bryston SP1.7 processor to an SP2. In america this costs $1195 + shipping. The cost in the UK is somewhere in the £1600-£1700 range. Now, you might try and defend PMC (Bryston's UK distributor) by saying "oh, but they're not able to do the upgrade themselves, they have to ship it to Bryston's factory in Canada and back." This is true. However, while this would indeed increase the total price, what this actually means is that PMC want to charge you roughly £900 to do absolutely nothing except send a parcel to Canada and back. Other suggestions are welcome!