I'm in California and have purchased from DHGate about oh 20 times ..... my personal record is 10 days from placing the order with Sunshine Glass co. (a real factory) to arrival in my PO box! Unheard of ! They too have an 'in' - free shipping and it was labelled 'express' red label. Not bad ! Obviously some sellers go cheap on shipping and others pay a lil xtra to get it here quick. All we do is choose 'free shipping' it's up to them to pay for fast or slow. Conversely, I've had other sellers (long time since they were erased off my purchase history, they only keep the history for 1 year. Don't remember the sellers) take 1.5 months to get here. For those of us who have used DHgate for the past few years, we've seen the site get more functional and the shipping times greatly reduced. Great to see ! Friend of mine just got a 'hello kitty' bong - took 1.5 months - I'll ask her the seller name. Cheers !