Hello everyone, I haven't really posted much, but i've been a long time reader/occasional classified shopper. I had to share this story because: 1. I still can't believe I have this much bad luck. 2. It's another example of the amazing lack of availability of the last wave of rts/generations (especially in the north east) and the things we, as fans and collectors have to go through to (try to) get them. I digress. Onto the point of this: So on 4/1 I was lucky enough to catch a Grapple online @ HTS. Pre-ordered. Done. Wipe the brow. The last figure I need in the RTS line. (luckily, i don't really collect smaller than deluxe the days, so windcharger won't be an issue) And I got it for a great price. So, from the forums here, I learned that others from here had also scored a Grapple online when I did so when others started posting recently that Grapples were shipping, I was stoked. Thursday evening I get an e-mail saying there was a problem with processing my cc info and the order would be held for three days. I call the next day and the rep says the error could be from a number of things but didn't know what exactly. I know it wasn't a balance issue b/c i double checked when i started hearing they were shipping. So I give her my cc info and she puts the order through and says i'm all good now. By monday, i hadn't received a shipping notice, so i call to see what the problem is. The final outcome is they have 3 in the warehouse, but they are damaged, so mine is on back-order (the only one) and they don't know yet if any more are coming. At least the guy on the phone was nice and checked into it and called me back within a day. I ordered on April Fool's Day, I should've seen it coming. Can't find it on the shelves. Can't find it online. The manufacturer can't even find it. Awesome. On top of that, this weekend, while at my father's house, I left my 2010 VW GTI parked in the driveway, were it would be safe, while I went out for a little while. After I leave I get a call that my uncle had stopped by and re-arranged my car's front end with his construction van while trying to turn around. FML. Double awesome. Not the best luck lately. So, needless to say, if anyone has a RTS Grapple for sale, I could really use one! PM me. Thanks for reading and letting me vent!