Ahhh, so as suspected, the parts for my PA0RDT mini-whip from futurlec.com.au are coming from outside of Australia. I have no problem with that, but it would be nice if it was made clear during the order process – especially when they so deliberately make it look like an Australian entity. I mainly order from an Australian site so as to expedite delivery – especially when stores overseas appear to have greater stock.
Anyway, here's the response from Futurlec to my query:
One would hope it's only the next 1 week seeing it was shipped 7 days ago. If I had of known this, I probably would have just ordered from America – considering my Softrock beat this order here. Ahhhh, well.