Old 04-28-21, 05:55 AM
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Consider COVID, the global shortage in raw materials, shipping traffic issues, in additional to tariffs & other political issues between China & US; I have no doubt that purchases from China is getting delayed constantly.

An order that was placed in MAR, I probably wouldn't expect to receive the item until JUL or AUG with surface shipment.
Air shipment pricing is constantly on the flux, daily; I've seen many suppliers from AE change their pricing due to shipping cost increase.

Sometimes, I use Google Translate to message the supplier in Chinese so there is less miscommunication, also helps that I can read Chinese.
I adapt to the ways of trade..
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