I live in New Zealand. I now order my strings from strings-by-mail because they are cheaper, even after adding international postage and exchange rate differences. Also, strings-by-mail have a huge variety of brands and types, most of which I can't buy locally (even some of the standard D'Addario strings). The postage cost is shown when you order (before making final payment). I use the cheapest option. Expected delivery times are also shown when you order. There is always a nice, what looks like, a hand written note in red ink with each order. I think the service is excellent--very prompt and reliable.