I'd prefer to get AA shirts from Alpha rather than AA directly any day of the week. AA can take a while to ship and they don't tell you if anything you order is out of stock, with Alpha I can pick up what I order the next day or have it shipped quick from another close distribution center.
TSC also carries American Apparel. You might want to try them, their site says they can do 1 to 2 day delivery, and from what I hear from others they have good pricing also. I myself have not ordered from them as I have always ordered direct, but its worth a shot.
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