The fact that you are paying a few dollars more from other Chinese sites should give you a big clue why their mail systems tend to be faster.

But Chinese New Year is a real thing - most of China's work force New Year's holiday didn't end until the 16th Feb (not the 8th like FT) and. like it or not' Chinese New year does affect production, stocking and delivery dates.

You can pretend Covid is an excuse all you want. I'm as bored with it as anyone, but pretending it doesn't exist when it suits you doesn't make it go away.

Try using your head - if you're willing to pay more for fast delivery, buy from a more expensive Chinese site or shop at home and get it in one or two days (because Covid is a myth lol).