I just discovered a way of purchasing an item from companies that will only ship to the addresses in the States. It is a service called MyUS.com. They give you a shipping address in Florida. Then forward the item to anywhere in the world. In my case, I ordered an item that is shipped free to anywhere in the 48 states. MyUs then will ship it to me. I do not know the final cost, but this is an item for which I was willing to pay a large shipping fee. Will let you know how it works.