Okay here is the latest on cheapsrips.com whom I have been emailing daily. I rate their customer service a 3 because they are very responsive, but cannot give me a 'reshipment' date on my Oct 15 order. A correction to my previous review - my E-check cleared my bank on Oct. 18 so they have my money -- I just don't have my product. They still accept E-checks in addition to e-gold.
Latest: Their shipper has moved from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Jujuy, Argentina. He will ship orders from Villazon, Bolivia, which is just across the Argentina border (La Quiaca on Argentina side). According to customer service, he will make the 300 kilometer trip 1-2 times a week to Villazon to ship orders. As of now, they do not the volume of orders per shipment or what orders will ship until he notifies them - then they post the ship dates on the website. After researching where Villazon is (up in the mountains), I picture a guy walking with a backpack from Jujuy to Villazon (the only place in the Americas where you can cross the border on foot per travel blogs). So my last email asked why doesn't he just ship from Jujuy, Argentina? Why travel to Bolivia? OMG do they really have just ONE GUY shipping all their orders who has to make a long trip to Bolivia to do it - once or twice a week? Seriously?