G'day, probably better off asking this question in the Aussie members thread for more responses. But since you asked, I have 2 pair of DB's. 1 was bought from glue store of all places about 8 years ago (clarks originals) and the others are brown suede from Trenery. Both were around $100-$150 on sale.
The prices you are finding are not that bad in my opinion. Cheers, Jason.
I couldn't find a Clark's stockist in Oz when I was looking a couple of years ago. Ended up buying online from the UK (sorry - can't remember where from) . Don't think I paid as much as that but they're 60 quid plus here in Blighty so it's not as bad a mark up as some. Still come's in cheaper than buying them from Country Road, I'd imagine.