I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
Well, I can assure you that they're not cheap in the USA, either. Took me over 40 years to get my first one, this is the second. First was a 93, used, this is an 01, also bought used on eBay. Flew to Dallas and drove it home.