When we last left my bitch session about the pains of trying to support your local economy, I ordered my welder's connector on Amazon. Ordered on August 25, the delivery estimate was between September 19 and October 2.
On exactly today, my part arrived from China. The receptacle bolted right in and my the connector on my welder's torch fit perfectly. All for $6.11.
I'd be welding right now, but someone decided that September 2, 2014 should be the hottest, most humid day of the summer here in Connecticut. Meanwhile that welding supply company lost a customer that may have not spend a fortune in their store, but I would have spent some money with them. Fuck em.