For the past two months I've been sporadically filling requests for ppl (mainly the Europe crowd) who live in countries where it's terribly expensive or just simply impossible to get things like large capacity CF cards and microdrives or other accessories that they want in their home country. They simply send me the money and I buy the item here in the states and send it to them via international shipping. It's something I do for free and I have a lot of fun with it and I also get a lot of satisfaction out of seeing ppl be able to aquire things they couldn't without me or others like me volunteering this service. (More of you should do this sort of thing- it's personally fulfilling and a great way to make new friends.)
At any rate while I do not mind doing this normally I've had a bunch of requests in the last 2 weeks as we gear up for Christmas and it's just more than I can handle right now. If I've already told you I could do yours or if the transaction is already in progress I'll make sure you're covered. I'm going to 'hang up my boots' for a while as it's become a bit more than I can handle and since I can't bear to play favorites I'm just putting all new requests on hold till after Jan 1, 2006. That way I can catch my breath and nobody gets offended because I would help some folks and not the others.
Thanks for your understanding and please accept my apologies if this inconveniences anyone.
PS If this time of year is NOT a holiday for you then please ignore the last closing comment as it was therefore not directed at you and please do not feel compelled to post a reply to point that fact out. Thanks.