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Old 05-15-2016, 07:26 AM   #21
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"While that sure looks like it, unless it happens to be imported here already in some quantity, it might as well be on the moon if you have to go direct to China to get it.
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Not really many Amazon computer parts , and other items come from china now.

Try ordering a replacement set and see if there is more than a weeks wait.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:28 AM   #22
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Not really many Amazon computer parts , and other items come from china now.

Try ordering a replacement set and see if there is more than a weeks wait.
Yes, and there are many Chinese sellers on eBay of electronic items that ship direct and have excellent feedback.. but unless he is very lucky, this is likely a very different scenario from that. These are probably made by an obscure foundry or forging plant in China that is used to selling in huge quantities to distributors around the world. If he wants just one or two, the Chinese company would have pretty much zero inspiration to deal with him due to export hassles. But if he could connect with someone at the plant that speaks English maybe they could point the way to a distributor that has these here.
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I'd also try sailors exchanges and old yards with old wood boats on oil drums.
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