Depending on what you ordered and how desperate you are to get it, there is another alternative. When the Yanmar dealers informed me that the seals
I ordered were not available in the US and I would have to wait 3 weeks to have them shipped from Japan
with my boat accruing $44 per day in yard charges, I ordered them from an outfit in England
over the internet
. Even after the currency conversion the price
was within a dollar of what I was quoted here. What I had to eat was $35 for fedex overnight shipping
. So it cost me less than 1 day's yard fees
to solve the problem. This sales territory thing is apparently a US thing and doesn't apply to the rest of the world. If what you need isn't too heavy, ordering from an overseas supplier might be a solution for you. It's no wonder the american economy is in such bad shape when we stick to atiquated territorial arrangements in a global economy.