Why? Because I'm the devil in person, and only have bad intentions. This is a picture of me IRL : Now seriously, he might have more luck than others, but last time I checked there were an unusually high amount of people who had their tape die on them after a few weeks at best. And last time I checked, sending a packet back to china was VERY expensive. That's why if there is not a major discount on AE and/or it's not cheap in the first place, getting it from Amazon is the reasonable thing to do imo. Let's hope OP has better luck than many.