Here's a small update to my original post. The picture included below only shows part one of the begining of my relationship with AlfaHolics, and Jim Spackman.
First, I ordered my goodies with a CC# and therefore had no PayPal issues, not that I ever have. You just have to realize that the debit cards we all like using for our $$ safety, can run into problems when used for any high dollar purchase, let alone one that's from overseas. Then the buyer gets frustrated and takes it out on the supplier, so I don't blame some company's for not using it just for that reason, let alone some other reasons.
Second, and this one is important. Don't order anything over $2500 USD (exactly! Regardless of what our $$ isnt worth!!) and not expect it to 'possibly' get stopped by the IRS 'before' it gets to customs and therefore slow your shipping time. If you're in a rush, split the order.
Third, and the best. My (first) order came to my home packaged very well and all was accounted for. I couldn't open it fast enough. The GTA wheels are gorgeous (see pictures in the GT category), the lug nuts are gorgeous, the ...well, just read it elsewhere. Now to be honest, there was a small issue and Jim put it right, asap, without a hiccup. Their customer service is very, very good. Since that day, I've put an additional order in with AlfaHolics!!
As an aside, I, like others of us, have also in the past ordered from similar suppliers for my other Alfas. I guess you order close to where you live first, if the product you're looking for is available or the price is better. Maybe. I like dealing with people over the phone first, and then I'll order from the website.
Otherwise, I've rambled on too much. Besides, I need to work on my 'next' AH order!
1984 Spider Veloce Deluxe
1969 GT 1300 JR
1969 1750 Spica Spider Veloce
1952 MG TD