Actually you have paid retail. Just not in this country. What youve really done is directly imported a product not entirely suited to Australian conditions potentally buying future headache and heartache. And exported even more dollars.
Your next step needs to be contacting a reliable electrician and getting rid of that TRAVEL adaptor. That means spending money. But at least it will be benefit this countrys economy.
Weve seen these sites so youre hardly educating us. If you had spent any time here youd already know what the majority think of your purchasing decision.
Look after your machine well. Youll need to.
Oh, btw, youve also broken and bent numerous site/forum rules in this post.