Not meaning to bash but trying to be helpful here...if it says "local pickup only" you can always ask "are you willing to ship if I pay for shipping?"
...and in many cases, the answer is "yes"...
Btw, even if they say "I won't ship", if you get to know them on the forums, there's a good chance they'll bend over backwards for you. A lot of the guys here are cool once you get to know them. Some members I've given them stuff for free because I have no use for it. And I'm sure if there are some guys here who would PM me and say they can't pick it up, I'd ship it to them no problem.
Heck, I had some Americans PM me once for a part I put in the Canadian forums and I even shipped it to them. They just asked nicely.