I think you deserve some positive credit for (a) exploring ways to reduce cost and wait time, and (b) being open and "transparent" about your process.
I'm personally not hung up on where things are made, but I'm a real stickler for quality and workmanship. All things being equal, I'd rather pay a US-based manufacturer for their product, but I don't spend a lot of time researching where things are sourced.
Thank you for sharing your efforts with us. I'll be happy so long as you can insure that whatever you sell is up to your usual high standard.
"The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock