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hapless 498 days ago | link | parent

Unless you have it done by air, it's about five weeks to get things in from China -- four weeks of shipping, one week of customs.

(This is actually mentioned in the article)



alanctgardner2 498 days ago | link

I've had small parcels shipped by air from China (eBay, mostly). They typically arrive in less than a week. They could drop ship directly from China to the customer.

My point was, the cost of shipping by air versus hiring an American worker is probably a wash. I suspect they do their custom work in SF because it's a token gesture. Sort of local-washing, versus green-washing.

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