just wondering if there's anything other than all the HQB market madness to go see.
Depends what you want, personally I think Dafeng sounds great. Tripadvisor has a decent list of conventional tourist activites but most are things you can do anywhere in the world, HQB is more unique to me.
Also, if feasible, common feedback voltage divider resistors to match a buck switch mode regulator and common voltages. eg. seeed has MP1496DJ so 40.2k, 13k (3.3V), 7.68k (5V) would be common. These would need to be 1% so perhaps too expensive.
[quote author="ian"]I'm sorry to disappoint, but I don't see us changing the shipping at either site anytime soon.[/quote]
Now that I can predict what DHL charges on receipt ($15 plus 12%) I've just built it into the price I budget for. I've also started shipping boards directly to "customers" so they deal with the charges.
I started that thread, I wouldn't call it a horror story.
I submitted a job for 500 round PCBs. When the arrived they were panelised on 10x10 sheets in groups of 4 with V grooved breakouts on the edge of each circle creating a flat spot. I was fine with this but realise the board house might do things to make your design economically manufacturable.