So basically most shit from fruit and veg to videogames is ludicrously expensive in Russia and I'm wondering that - when I return to the UK relatively soonish - whether or not it would be more efficient to buy the parts there and bring them back with me to the Motherland in my hand luggage on a flight. Money isn't the issue (and yes I am aware of Geno's excellent thread on building PCs) my problem is whether or not airport security will shit their pants when they see a bunch of random metal-y bits going through the x-ray and hold me back from my flight for some bullshit non-reason.
Therefore my question is, GB, have any of you ever brought a bunch of parts onto a flight in your hand luggage? And was it safe to do so i.e. scanners or changes in air pressure or whatever fucking up hard drives? Or did you have any problems? Any advice is appreciated (well not every piece of advice).