Ya I think vendors during sales are using the slowest shipping available to cut cost on shipping as they are all more or less free shipping. Unfortunately that is the cost of getting a good value on the the slowexpress. But all good things to those who wait. I am still waiting on a few new cables I bought during sales too one of which is another 210 cable. In comparison I feel Penons Fiery cable is at a similar level in quality. Has a slight different take on the sonic character slightly warmer in tone, similar detail level and bass, however Oalloy is a good $50 cheaper during sales. I have even a better understanding of what value the Oalloy is because of this.