I never have any luck with online purchases, and after 2 weeks of no show I got a little worried. Unfortunately he had a flu, but I got my order ready to ship 2 days after I send him an inquiry. I have to give him kudos for such excellent customer service. As for the cable, it doesn't sound any better than my crappy cable I got. However, unlike my old cable it doesn't give you any unwanted feedbacks i.e. fret noise. Which makes the tone so much cleaner, much more defined, and more articulate. All in all, the wait is well worth it, and I'm glad I listened to guys on this forum. I would be beating myself when I nearly spend 40 bucks on Monster Cable. I don't know how it fair with more expensive cables, but I can tell you they'll never suprise you with banana & creme candies, which I found shipped w/ my cable.