unfortunately to my extreme annoyance, my temporary city does not stock regular guages of wire. theres the really skinny stuff that pen springs are made of which just don't cut the mustard and really unflexible thick wires that just break (boo!)
Try a hardware store... that's where I got my wire! Hardware stores always
carry the stuff (even the little stores!)... OR if that doesn't work, try a fishing store!
aw thanks for the suggestion mangosplash! but i'm in a little city in india and if there's a home depot out here, i'd like it to come out from hiding! i've looked for wires everywhere, people look at me like 'what the hell do i need that for?' like as if i just asked for drugs and/or weapons for a heist.