I just ordered, on Saturday, a P3A directly from DJI as they had an additional 10% discount for an.edu e-mail address. From some of the information I gleaned I was expecting it to ship out of China and figured it would be a couple of weeks. Today when I got my tracking number I noticed it was a FedEx number as opposed to a DHL number. Sure enough it has been shipped out of CA and not China. I read that sometimes they ship from the US but because of the current discount coupled with the demand there is no extra inventory and it will be shipped from China. So that is good news and being I'm in CO I probably will have it by weeks end. Thanks to also all the contributors here as there is just such a great wealth of information to be had from just reading and watching the occasional video. Very informative, friendly and helpful site.