Yep 10 for 60 cents is hard to resist when reputable US dealers ask for over 1USD each. The only problem is now they want ~2.5USD to ship them which is still much cheaper than most US vendors. Sometimes if you can order several items from the same AliX vendor, you get a break on shipping costs. Just ordered some chips the other day @ ~1USD/10 and the only had 1USD for shipping so I ordered 4 different lots. Probably it will all be crap but maybe I can get lucky but it's always a crapshoot. I do test ALL with a simple go/no-go test circuit to see if they even have a reasonable output and a good third of the time they fail. Thx for the heads-up on the slew rate. I knew that they were supposed to be fast but all I checked was to see if they had a following output as the 3 previous orders flatlined. Similar items like Xstrs and regulators seem to have a much better reliability factor. It can get very frustrating dealing with AliX vendors but so far all of my refund requests have been accepted and fully paid.