Just an update,
McGuckin's backed out of the sale, before my last post I contacted someone at their store who verified they had 4 on the show room floor, I placed my order the next morning only to find out they would not fill it, saying item no longer in stock, come on really!, from the night before until the next morning. I think it had to do with what Tad said, shipping, they probably didn't want to ship something that big for such a nominal fee, I understand that, but at least tell me it cost more to ship instead of saying it's out of stock. I replied with another email to them that day and never got a response back.
Tad what store did you buy your's at, was it in Ca.? My local True value said there wasn't any in Ca. stock to ship to my local town.