There are some murmurings on candlepowerforums about the actual
bins of things advertised on dealextreme as the latest high-bin Crees.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/sho ... p?t=169041
Also, the dealextreme SSC stars are firmly reckoned to be aftermarket ones rather than SSC-made, and there have been comments made about build quality (LED slugs on some of them not even making physical contact with the star board, etc.).
Personally, for SSCs, I'd go for photonfanatic (a candlepowerforums dealer). I've always had good service from him, with orders rarely taking more than a week even though I'm in the UK rather than Massachusetts, and some taking under 5 days including a weekend.