I will add I recently discovered that on the Walthers web page,toggle quoted message Show quoted text
you can create an order and have this order fulfilled through a
hobby shop dealer of your choice. Your dealer receives a copy of
the order by email, and I suppose some other paperwork like an
invoice to the dealer... And Walthers keeps their inventory up to
date so you can tell when you order if the item is in stock or
not in stock, and whether you want to "back order" (or reserve a
future item) or not. The nice thing is that if your dealer gives
you a discount then the "price" shown by Walthers (usually MSRP)
is not what you will actually pay - your discount will not be
affected by this method.
Almost certainly off limits, but before the jail door slams...