Plugpacks (if they're not universal-voltage, which they often are so that the manufacturer needs to make only one type) are easily replaced with local versions of the correct voltage. Otherwise, high quality stepdown transformers are about $50-70 on eBay for up to 1kVA which is way more than a printer needs. Since all of these devices have a switching input supply, the 50/60Hz difference is irrelevant.
Are USA and AUS in same productregion as far as Epson are concerned.
I know you can't use US or AU cartridges in my UK Epson R2880 as they are region coded and won't work. I am shipping my printer to Brisbane (where I am moving from UK) but have bought a CIS to solve the cartridge problem.
Just something to consider, maybe.
Interesting about Epson printers. I have an Epson I brought from the US that works fine here with generic OfficeWorks ink cartridges. It's only issue is the 120 volt. In this global economy everything cars voltage should be the same. But this is how countries can impose barriers & different pricing. All my time traveling around I found prices averaged out. Some items cheaper in Oz some cheaper in the US. But in the US sales tax can very from city to state. Chicago Cook county has additional tax compared to DuPage county, then some cities add there cut.
I found meat and fresh veg to be much better value for money in AU than US, at least in 2001 when the exchange rate was silly (AUD1=USD0.50). Now, maybe not.
Never had any issues with voltage on things brought in from the US or Europe, its always a case of just buy another travel plug adapter!
With the AUD still being strong against the USD plus the great pricing from Freestyle and B&H, I'm almost tempted to buy a small fridge to keep in the garage and to fill it with a big order of film. I think the cost of the fridge would be more than offset by the savings in film prices! ;)