After much debate (with my wife) and a fair amount of research I visited my local dealer and placed an order for a Quad Mt. Vernon. The dealers shop was flooded with newbies such as my self to the point you literally had to take a number and wait in line. People buying anything that burned wood. The dealer assured me he will have no problems getting the stoves he orders. My particular order will not be in until late august/early sept. He did not require a deposit ( as I am sure he will not be left holding any this year) - but after reading horrors of stove availability elsewhere I wonder if I will ever see my unit at all. I hesitate pulling the trigger on 6tons of pellets ( at a market premium) knowing i might have to store them for a year if I cannot get a stove this year. Has anybody else been shut out of ordering Quads?