Why can't I order parts from outside the US????

Hi,
It seems that everytime if find a part that perfectly fits my requirements and go to order it, the company either doesn't accept international credit
cards or will not ship outside the US. Has anyone else found this? Any ideas to get around this?
So, Does anyone know where i can get a 2.5mm right angle stereo plug with a short cable attached like the one at http://www.arcade-electronics.com/cgi-bin/webc.exe/st_main.html?p_catid 4& sid=7@mDZ20-L2VR06P-00104346103.4f except where they will ship overseas (in this case Australia)????
Thanks
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except where they will ship overseas (in

Yep its a real pain. Fine up to a couple of years back.
Tried digikey ? www.digikey.com
For some parts you can order direct from the manufacturer can be expensive - dallas maxim
You either try Australian distrubutors and pay a bit more or Asian companies.
www.futurlec.com www.futurlec.com.au (have an office in Sydney, warehouse in Thailand)
www.kitsrus.com was good but scaled back the parts they sell. Are some other webshops in HongKong / China but need to be able to read Chinese.
Some of the Singapore distributors are okay but addon extras for Australian orders.
Could try asking on the forums at www.overclockers.com.au note usually have to been a member(free) for three months before you get access to sale/buy forums.
Buy a plug from jaycar and solder the cable on. Or buy a long headphone extender cable and cut the other end off.
For Australian sources keep an eye on www.rockby.com.au or other similar places. Find if there are any local electronics recyclers / recycle yards can be great for motors, old displays etc
Surely Adelaide also has some surplus type shops or places that buy left over stock from manufacturers.
Alex
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Have you tried Farnell? http://www.farnellinone.com /
Dunno about Australia, but I find they're great in the UK because they'll ship to anybody, even individual hobbyists, not just in bulk to corporations like most industrial suppliers (I think you still need to register, though). Of course, I'm in the UK, have no idea what their Australian branch is like, and am also lucky enough to live within driving distance of the trade counter at their HQ, where you can pick stuff up for cash if you can't be bothered waiting for deliveries - still, might be worth a look. Hope this helps!
Tom
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corporations
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like,
very expensive.Sometimes can add an extra zero almost. Fine if you really need something but hits the budget .
jaycar is cheaper but doesn't carry as much. electus their wholesale branch are handy. www.jaycar.com.au started advertising in the US and UK as the exchange rate makes them cheaper for hobbiests for somethings. see http://www1.jaycar.com.au/news.asp?IDX9
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