This is what an order of 1000 Taiwanese potentiometers looks like:
These are for the upcoming production run of The Public Radio. We're probably doing a design revision on the boards in the next week, and will be assembling a small batch in-house before we send the rest out to a PCB assembly house.
FYI, these are a non-stock part from Taiwan Alpha Electronics. They were very easy to deal with and shipped (on time) for delivery in Brooklyn just 32 business days after payment.