i'm in the same boat.
i've had very good fortune with seamless transactions in purchasing 2x EP touring cars from the US, on this forum (shipped to Australia), and many other EP items (esc, motor, motor checker, etc .. ) from ths US.
likewise, i've been able to ship my 1/8 buggy all the way to UK, sold on ebay.
having said that, i can only watch in envy on items that fit my budget but seller is not willing to ship overseas. it's the seller's prerogative of course.
so i'll just have to be patient and hunt for the next deal