Re: Won’t make much difference …
" local suppliers don’t have the stock, or the range, or the understanding to justify wasting your time trying to buy locally."
Definitely. A few weeks back I needed to order some low cost items (about $50 in total) and discovered an Australian based supplier who was only a dollar or two more expensive than getting it shipped from overseas who boasted of 4-6 day delivery (perhaps they on. That was obviously only if they have them in stock, but there's no indication of stock levels on their site. After emailing them several days after they charged my credit card I was told they had to wait for stock to arrive.
If you can't get even the most basic of information without emailing them, what is the point in even dealing with them if they offer no price advantage?