The wisdom of hindsight!a manual press at 415 £ , I saw the exact same unit on DHGate at 220 $
But I do understand that transportation is a cost (when it comes to heavy stuff) so i guess what the european company that sold me the unit does, is they transport the presses up here and pretty much add a sticker to them and then resell at a markup to cover their expenses from shipping and to get a profit.
I guess what i should have done is gotten the PIDs and plates off DHGate and sourced the "heavy parts" locally.
I purchased a NugSmasher Mini first which is a fine little machine but to process my harvest it is too small. It did however teach me exactly what I needed. Then I did as you suggested and for 400 Euro I have a complete 10 ton press with 3*5 plates and now with separate heaters and thermocouples in each plate.