support your lhs
If your lhs doesn't support your make of choice then I suppose its ok to mail order. I have a Yok and am forced to do this. I don't save any money doing it either. All prices from Yokomo USA are full retail and then I have to pay shipping. Even if you save on your parts by mail ordering them, you still have to figure shipping in the total price, too. In the end you will not be getting the support that your local hobby supplier can give you regarding your model.