About Christmas I bought a pack of two bimetal switches from a website called SourcingMap.com. Total: $2.99. Free shipping. From China. When I got the parts, I was asked to rate my transaction and get a free $5 coupon, which I did; bought two 100-packs of 1/4W resistors for $5.54. Again, free shipping from China. Total cash outlay: $3.53. How the hell do they do it? Even with slave labor, it seems impossible to make any money that way. But I can certainly see how Radio Shack makes money... in the neighborhood of 1000% markup.
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