I have to agree and disagree. It is quite sweet to live in the US price wise, and the corperations are always price warring and one upping each other that we can defanatlly rape them (though they know how we do it and it a game). It's the free market and competition at its finest, and boy do we make out (got forbid the corperations align against us, were screwed).
Where I disagree (yea I now you didn't mean this but just adding more), we are not the last people to get technology (sometimes we are the first, but often higher paying markets get most goods earlier as you said). There are some people that are really screwed (Australia). You gotta feel sorry for those guys, not only when they get technology, but the PRICE!!! Even if they did get something first, omg the price!!!!!!!!!!!
Just playing by the way, but its interesting to see how they market and sell so diffrently to diffrent markets (grey market goods etc). They are always going for top dollar, good thing we know how to manipulate that (and in the US, we sure as hell know how to manipulate that, grey market goods drive down the price of proper retail goods).