The cost of decent specification machinery in the UK is horrible compared with the USA. A DW746 with all the extras will run to about £2,000 if discounted. The DW744 portable 8", also available in the USA, costs £699 inc stand/extensions. I saw one at Sears this year for $499, although no extensions/stand at that price.
I get to the USA a few times a year on business, and always take a look in Sears and/or other stores when they're nearby. I guess everywhere has it's good and bad points :roll:
Merry Christmas from the land of expensive woodworking tools!