I did a few other wrong things this time as well. For example, it turned out that my DS's charger is 110V only. I only found about it when I plugged it into a 220V outlet.
After the conference, I visited local Kinokonuya with Pixy. They have a great selection of nicest boxed sets. Since Australia lags somewhat, you can see things like Lain (prettiest light blue box ever), Stellvia in a full size box, and so on. Also, I saw manga for Banner of the Stars, which was quite a shocker. It had a cute Lafiel at the cover [pic].