A couple of my friends and I are looking into seriously getting into hobby robotics and possibly trying to organise some competitions however there is a slight problem - We live in australia where most of the parts dont exist and those which do are insanely expensive, (AVR chip in US $2, AU $20!!) so to get the parts we need they need to be ordered from the States wherein lies another problem. Shipping of a single part costs ~$25.
Now down to my actual question, I would like to know if there is someone out there who would be willing to have the parts that my friends and I order sent to them and then send all of those parts in a single cheap package to australia thus saving us a substantial amount of money.
We would be willing to pay an interested person for the time and trouble taken. We can potentially be saving a couple of hundred dollars in shipping.
Thanks in advance for the help