can you elaborate why you think one of the biggest r/c battery pack suppliers is a ripoff? I've never had bad service and everything I've ordered is always here in reasonable time.
IF your orders are taking a long time, it's because more and more airlines these days are not allowing transport of lipo battery packs because of the fire hazard. Certain carriers still allow it so you roll the dice when you pick standard post as that's SAL shipping which piggybacks on commercial airlines when they have extra cargo space.
If you want it within a reasonable time, order with EMS or UPS saver to prepay the ridiculous fees at a lower amount than ups standard. They have all the shipping options listed and approximate ship times.
I futz with V2s, V3s and V6s. I could be wrong... but probably, most likely not, as far as I know.