Sorry to derail the thread somewhat, but...
FYI, if you are considering the Big Agnes Helinox Featherlite poles, you can order them (120cm, 135cm versions) for $48 from departmentofgoods.com:
Shipping is free for orders over $50, so you'll need to find a cheap filler item.
Also, for these poles you could probably mod about an ounce off the weight by removing the excess foam from the handle. The only real concern that I have with them is the lack of reviews and user feedback available - they are somewhat of an unknown quantity.
Brian, I believe REI special orders do not get the same 100% guarantee like REI's standard products - I'm pretty sure that they are at least subject to a 15% restocking fee. I spoke with an REI rep about a special order for a Thermarest XTherm size small (a size which is not currently carried by REI) earlier this week and the rep mentioned that my order would be subject to 2 shipping charges - one from the manufacturer and then again to my door. That hassle led me to look at other retailers/consider a pad REI actually carries standard.