Is Stack Exchange an appropriate forum to ask whether this kind of lead time is normal for a specific parts supplier?
Hi, Thanks for asking. However, I would say no, that question wouldn't be on-topic here.
- It's not a technical question.
- It's not close (IMHO) to the subjects the site aims to cover in the on-topic list.
- In these current Covid-affected times, any lead time problem may not be normal for them, and hence any answer would risk becoming outdated (and hence have no value for future readers) even more quickly than usual. (This is a variation of why shopping-type questions are off-topic - too localized (in both time and place) and so have little value for other readers.)
- (Other people might think of more reasons.)
Any issues with your specific order might apply just to those parts and their manufacturer, so I would first ask the supplier for an update, as you thought.
If you wanted to discuss that supplier (even though the delay in your case might be specific to the manufacturer instead) I immediately think of the EEVBlog forums as somewhere that I would consider asking, because I have seen questions about particular companies asked there before.
Sorry that's probably not the response you wanted.