I'm sure you will let us how how it works out for you, Bruce.
In the meantime, I've placed a few more "trinket" orders with DX and except for one for a UniT meter which took about 8 days to get going, the rest seem to move along as they used to in the "Olden Days". As in the past, it appears that some things are not stocked by DX but rather they get it from the supplier after an order is placed... notably that UniT clamp meter I ordered.
I do feel the need to point out that I only order one or two items per order. If I want 10 things from DX, I'll always split them up so if a package gets lost or whatever, I'm not out a hugh sum of money. I don't think I would ever feel good about ordering a $100+ item from DX.... then again, I might feel more comfortable about that than then ordering it from an unknown company in China. I will say this, DX has never lost an order I've made, though they did bugger one up a long time ago, and I got something I never ordered. They did fix that one, no problems.
"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money."
-- Pablo Picasso