I tried to buy local, but suppliers in the U.S. required large minimum purchases, didn't give bulk discounts, or had outrageous shipping fees (sometimes doubling the cost of the order). The tags are for personal use, so I didn't need hundreds or thousands of them.
Bottom line: I will return to RapidNFC for all my future NFC needs.
I had no idea about NFC and wanted to start off by getting a suitable chip for a hobby project. I contacted support and asked my questions, John (the support guy) replied, promptly, and fully answered all my concerns and gave advice on the best chips for me. I ordered 6 (small order I know), but they came within 2 days. Checked out the documentation and was up and running in minutes.
I had been looking around for a great place for many NFC products. Being a geek who likes to to around I purchased the developers pack from RapidNFC and as the company name suggests, it was shipped incredibly fast so that I can play around and find awesome uses for the tags. Let the fun times roll.
Very nice site, with loads of helpful info and tips. They really explain their product well. Only slight issue is that prices quotes exclude Vat so bit surprised at the checkout. Still reasonable price though. Very quick dispatch and delivery. Actual tags are great. I would buy my next batch from them too.
Besides having received the products in great condition, I must say that the attention and dedication of the staff RapidNFC is admirable. It's amazing how they were attentive in every detail, to meet my needs, especially with regard to delivery. I am very pleased, and once again thank you very much!