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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)




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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