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.