Thanks to all who replied to my query.
I was successful with mscdirect.com. Although their website is not
geared to international orders, in as much that there is only the USA
states that they send to ( on the website) and that if there is no
zip code, one cannot complete your registration, it took only one
toll free call to get all the info on their data base. So I'm all
set to order.
This is a problem that I frequently encounter when ordering from
outside the USA.
The other day I wanted to order some rare earth magnets to make a
magnetic pin tumbler. (Many thanks to Mark Hatay and Orchid for some
The first company said that they can't send me six magnets because
they were not insured. Like for $40? I e-mailed them and told them to
laugh the insurance off and just send the magnets. I promise, I said,
that I won't sue if they don't arrive.No go, they said.
The second company, ForceFieldMagnets.com, had their website set up
and I paid there and then with my credit card. They sent a
confirmation e-mail and ONE WEEK LATER the magnets arrived at my
studio. WOW! I normally work on a three week lead- in time from the
major supply houses like Rio and Stuller.( which is quite
acceptable, I might add) Also their website is well worth looking at
for some facinating magnetic info.
Now all I got to figure out how to buy some iTunes on the 'net and
my happiness will be complete!