Ok you guys have me freaking out. Normally I don't do my pre-buy till later in the summer, but with all the hub-bub I went into my usual supplier last week to order early. But I am completely annoyed that the sales guy at Rocky's blew me off last week when I went in to pre-buy--he told me basically "not to worry my pretty little head" about the pellet situation, and basically no need to buy now. grrrr. Now today I find out from my neighbor that they are so swamped with stove orders and new installs that they won't be delivering pellets AT ALL this year. We can buy them, but have to pick up and schlep our own. Forget that. I did see from another thread that someone bought from Springbrook Fuel (Waterville) for a good price, but that would be about 20 miles away and not sure if they will deliver here? So, help me out here...where does a person in the Augusta, ME area go for ~5 tons of wood pellets? Hopefully for home delivery. Am even considering buld from MESYS--but not sure what that entails? Like how you store them, if you rent or purchase a bulk container, etc. Can they be stored in the garage? Help! Second set of questions, if I may? Am looking for a second pellet stove in attempt to reduce my current annual 500 gallon oil consumption down to merely enough for hot water use, and preventing the pipes from freezing--and and dismayed to find that Rocky's is currently booked into November for installations. Was planning to buy a second Harman Accentra for the family room (I currently have the Accentra insert in the living room)--but now am thinking of looking at other retailers and considering the Quadra-Fire Castile (I like the way it looks vs. the Accentra). Any recommendations for other pellet stove dealers nearby? Good experiences? And thoughts on the Castile vs.. the Accentra? Which stove is quieter? My Accentra insert can be pretty noisy when the blower is turned up. And, any ideas if the top-feeding concept w/ the Castile vs. bottom-feeding w/ the Accentra makes a difference in how often you need to clean out the burn pot? I hate cleaning the stove--what can I say, I want it all. LOL. Thanks!