The rules state that no vendor bashing is allowed... but this is about all of them (European vendors)
In what other business would vendors survive and be considered being among the best in business, while having 2-3 year old price list on their web sites, marketing equipment that have not been produced for years while at the same time not listing anything released withing the last 12 months???
If any computer, diving, sports or basically any kind of retailers that I know of had websites that were so outdated as many leading European avionic retailers they would loose all customers. I wont name anyone but if you search for and look at the web site of ten European web shops you would find that more than half are terrible, it is impossible to make an informed and evaluated purchase from any of them without asking for a quote by email or phone in advance....
I was hoping to be able to skip dealing with customs again but American retailers are in general so far superior to European that it is impossible for me to shop local or even regional.
Enough ranting, back to building!