I've been trying for a while now to get a Honda RR29 Rectifier/regulator for my bike. I don't need it right now, but thought I'd do the mod and prevent future problems.
Okay, so fleabay don't ship to SA because when our local hero's see the package is from Fleabay, they do some "affirmative shopping" and your package never reaches you. (That's what I was told)
Then I found another site http://www.busters-accessories.co.uk/ that acutually sells the unit for less than E-bay and the good news is, they will ship to SA.
So, I go about the ritual of placing the order and as I'm about to "check out", I notice the shipping costs 85 Pounds. The RR29 is priced at 49 Pounds. So I send them an e-mail to ask if that is correct. "Yes sir, that is the price we are quoted for shipping to SA. We actually subsidize the shipping costs by 10%".
Needless to say, I still haven't bought it.