Why do I buy on Ebay from Chinese sellers?

Ebay is an interesting place when it comes to shopping for electronic parts. You can find dirt cheap components from sellers on the far East, but you can also buy a reel of metal slugs instead of real ICs. Having had some bad experiences with shady sellers and long shipping times, I generally try to buy from US sources. The prices are not that great, but at least I don't have to wait 4-6 weeks for delivery, I tend to trust US sellers more (even if they sell the same Chinese crap), and I prefer to shop locally instead of pumping extra dollars into the Yellow Dragon's economy. However, there are days that I just want to say "fuck the political correctness" and go ahead and stuff the shopping cart with parts sold by all the Liang Mings of Ebay. Just like today.