I've been watching some videos, and looking on ebay, the ones for sale on ebay do have the right power cord/voltage etc. have watched a few videos on the thermochef also.
I really don't think I could justify the price of a thermomix when I could get two thermochefs just because it's a bit quieter and has an inbuilt scale. $1000 is a lot of money to save a slight amount of noise pollution and one extra dish to wash for measuring!!
I do love the look of them, and I'm sureI'd get plenty of use out of it.... But two THOUSAND dollars!! Whoa. It's just a shizload of money. I mentioned it to DP and he watched some videos and said it looks great, then he took one look at the price and the fact you have to buy one through a consultant and said hell no.