Rubber band legality specifics

Rule <R6> states that “Official VEX IQ products are ONLY available from VEX & Official VEX Resellers”. Now that standard #32 rubber bands are available as legal parts, is it safe to assume that any #32 rubber band is allowable, or must they be specifically purchased from Vex or an official reseller?

(My intent is not to gain any advantage with special rubber bands, but to avoid shipping costs/delays for a small pack of rubber bands by purchasing at the local office supply store)

Yes, you may use any #32 rubber band that is identical in length and thickness to the ones sold by VEX.