I am a young design engineer out of UMD and I am working on selling a simple phone charger. I found on a product on Alibaba that I thought was very close to what I was looking to build and I received a quote for about $1.25/ unit. I know I could buy the individual parts for the charger from other manufacturers for about 15 cents/ unit and I am trying to figure out weather I could negotiate with the product manufacturer, or buy the individual parts and find another manufacturer to assemble the charger for less than $1.10/ unit. What I am really looking for here is some insight or if anyone knows of some good literature/ books that might help me learn the "secrets" to successfully negotiating manufacturing with overseas plants that would be a HUGE help. Thanks, C.J. Gorrell Schindler Elevator Corporation "Still my favorite Project"