I guess the added advantage of buying from Deal Extreme is that it's in the States like you are.
I looked at their Warranty and Return process on their FAQ page
How is the replacement policy? How do I get an Return Merchandise Authorization (RMAs) from DealExtreme.com?
DX gadgets, especially small electronics and accessories, are produced by manufacturers all over the place. While we strive to provide you with quality gadgets at a bargain, a product might not perform as expected by the time it's delivered. In such cases, you may ask for a replacement, and on return of the product, you will be shipped a replacement.
Defective products are exchanged within 30 days of delivery. Send us a ticket at http://support.dealextreme.com/
and upload a picture or video file clearly showing the defect of the product and we will give you a response within 72 working hours.
We recommend customers to keep the original packaging of the order until the items are found to be in good condition. Our customer care staffs may request that you send a picture of the original packaging to research on and help you resolve any product or order related questions.
For customers in the US, a reimbursement for return shipping fees is available provided that you ship the items back by First Class Airmail (with Delivery Confirmation) or by USPS Priority Mail Flat-rate Envelope to our Miami return address, whichevers fee is lower. For customers from other countries, please contact us for reimbursement details.
After 30 days from delivery the return shipping costs (both ways) will be the sole responsibility of the customer. We will still try to exchange your defective products for a brand new one where possible.
Can I use the DealExtreme receipt, obtained from online tracking, for product warranties?
DealExtreme receipts are good for all manufacturer warranties. You can get a copy at http://www.dealextreme.com/accounts.
EditWhen will a replacement be sent?
Replacements are treated the same way as that of new orders -- they typically arrive in 10 to 13 days. If a product needs to be returned for replacement, the replacement is sent after receiving the returned item.
How are warranties handled?
Repairs on defective merchandise are handled by the manufacturers and not by DealExtreme, unless otherwise indicated.
If any item arrives damaged due to shipping, immediately contact the carrier. Keep all shipping materials and contact us immediately.