The postage is a little expensive but you always have the option to say no. The delay isn't so bad
I tend to put orders in for a few bits at a time so the postage is a small part of the order.
Highwayman have always been good with me.
I am not part of any clique and from experience all folks on this forum are good sorts.
Wait until you hear what someone wanted to charge me for postage from Italy once ... 50 euros ! I sure said no then