I don't know about your country, but here in Peru (South America)
almost everything we have to order overseas, and we have to pay custom duties over the cost + freight value. We have no problem of lost or never arriving things, and usually from USA or Europe it takes about 4 to 7 days to arrive.
I would check with your custom agency and see how much duties you would pay over the cost of what you're buying. Seems to me you'll be better off buying locally. Check and compare.