There's a pattern here, folks!
If a vendor in Germany screwed you on a deal, you'd be on the forums in Germany, telling your story, and would be pissed if the fellow Germans stood up for them.
It doesn't shine a positive light on us Americans. 'Hey, I'm sorry you got screwed, but did I tell you I got mine?'
It doesn't shine a positive light on pinball. It doesn't shine a positive light on mankind!
If MAD wants business from outside the US, he needs to treat those customers like they are valued customers.
If he doesn't want the business, then he should just explain that, and not take it.
Earn our dollars, we will gladly hand them over for quality parts and service!