LS7184 quadrature encoder

This is my first post on this forum so I'm sorry if i do something wrong or this is the wrong place to ask this question
but i have been trying to find this LS 7184 ic, Has any one managed to find them for sale in the UK or EU . I can find them in the U,S but it is going to cost $50 to $80 postage or from china on a 15 to 45 day delivery (i would like to get started be for then ) any help would be greatly appreciated.


This is the chip in question:

You might try e-mailing them, or checking their distributors