If you're interested in a Litespeed, you may want to try and get it from the UK. The postage cost will be less than half what most US retailers charge, and prices listed include VAT. I've ordered small stuff that has cost me less than the listed price including the shipping to Oz, when VAT is taken off. (Royal Mail and NZ mail seem to be the last two places that have cheap postage rates. Au, US and Canada have doubled to tripled in the last five years.)
Check Bivouac in NZ for cheap Outdoor Research gear, with absolutely superb customer service and free postage over NZ$100.
There was a thread here
that became the default Aussie thread.
BTW what's your involvement in Navshield?