The local retailers complain that offshore suppliers are destroying their ability to compete. I for one, will research a product locally. Then search offshore and factor in the Exchange Rate,Freight and Duties. If the difference is not great, it will be a local purchase. There are far too many retailers who want to fund their plush lifestyles at the expense of others. I am not against anybody making a profit. But when I can buy a NZ made product offshore for 1/5 of the local price (exchange rate and freight factored in), you have to wonder about the ethics of some companies.