Quoted from chuckwurt:
It is ALWAYS possible. It’s just whether you choose to do it or not.
Exactly. Of the 60+ Pins I bought over the last 22 years, the only 2 I had shipped were from well-known distributors. I’m being a little hypocritical, since I’ve sold 3 pins to people I haven’t met and helped set up shipping. But for me personally, I won’t take the risk (or the added expense of shipping).