The only thing that counts is that they came at the right price...
It is not. I know this post would not make universal friendship, but please hold fire.
When you buy from ebay, most case items shipping from HK or Shenzhen. Here is a little background of Shenzhen.
Shenzhen is "small" city of China, and the population is roughly ten million. It start build at 1980, roughly thirty years ago.
Hua Qiang Bei is the Electronic Market District of Shenzhen. It is the largest Electronic Marketplace in Asia and trading most electronic devices in the world.
One shopping mall outside view, Hua Qiang Bei has 10 big one , a lot of small one.
shopping mall inside view
one sample IC counter, hundred and hundred boothes sell IC
one sample LED counter, hundred and hundred boothes sell IC
The price you get from ebay at most case 50% higher and you pay HK person lunch bill since they have to pick up at Shenzhen, Is it still at the right price? You should know where you go for next vacation?
if you ask how many stores sell IC at Hua Qiang Bei, correct answer should be nobody know. only God know.