Great forum guys, I have learned so much here!
Anyway I though I would make a public record of this in case anyone else is stupid enough to attempt to buy something from Christopher Handford (North West Mini Centre) without actually getting the parts in person. I paid him $250 GBP for a nice reburb 12G295 and a ridiculous $80 GBP for shipping to Canada. That's enough to get it here in less than a week plus some beer money. It's been about two months and no 12G295, no money, no tracking number, no info whatsoever. Two weeks ago I was told "I will look into it"....still waiting. So lesson learned for me, hope this helps someone else and shames that petty thief.