Cut and pasted from the email from factory sales rep when I asked for pricing on a sample and a quantity of 30. I even asked my associate in Shanghai to ask for a price quote directly. His job is negotiating electronic component pricing and he only got a few RMB less in his request. Just shows that they were not jacking up the price for an American. Now, shipping is extraordinarily high on a sample. You have to keep that part in mind when comparing what a USA supplier would quote you. Don't compare apples to oranges.
"please see attachment of 12v50ah autu-start battery ,it need 20pcs 38120 getting together
and the price(12v50ah):if you need sampel:it is 280usd including the battery+bms+box for sample...if you need 30 pcs:it is 265usd
and the price (12v30ah):if you need sample:it is 176usd inclduing the battery+bms+box...if you need 30pcs:it is 166usd"