I can't believe it. I got a few sample chips from Maxim in the mail today.
Mostly this was an experiment and it seems that you can get chips that local sellers don't carry in their (often miserable) selection.
National wanted postage. That would be all right and the price is even far more reasonable than shipping things within Finland. But, as is the case for nearly all finns, not having a credit card makes even small international payments quite difficult.
I am liking Maxim/Dallas very much right now :)