In Australia, I see some shop double the price. They were about $85 for 1TB drive and now it is about $160. But somehow Big W is selling WD external drive for about $70 this week on special. They obviously don't know what is going on.
I read a warning about this a couple of weeks back and couldn't believe the stupidity of the manufacturers for putting all their manufacturing facilities in such a small area in Thailand. Talk about eggs in baskets.
Every disk is dated and anyone paying over the odds for one made in August or earlier should go to Trading Standards.