I've had my eye on buying the Epson stylus photo R3000 printer for awhile now, as recommended by Mark in his buying guide, and after doing some looking around online I've found that a replacement model (Named Surecolor P600) is soon to be released. It seems that the main difference is the ink formula which supposedly provides richer blacks and a sharper image.
Here are some videos on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F18aUp2jlghttps://youtube.com/watch?v=86cbshEYElw
I thought I'd point this out in case anyone is in the same boat as I am and was looking at buying the R3000. I'm going to wait it out until this new model is released (apparently this or next month in USA). Hopefully it won't be too much longer before being available in Australia.