Thanks for looking. So after 3 phone calls with legit suppliers I have gotten a much better understanding of their systems. Unless a retailer just happens to have it on hand, which nobody does right now, their system just knows that manufacturer X can supply ****# of units that ship directly from the manufacturer. So they show in stock. I even placed one of the orders by phone with INYO so the girl could confirm they had it. (Or so we thought). They all placed my order and their systems then placed the order with Pentair. And they got bounced back an hour later as back ordered. With such turmoil going on, any shipments to the manufacturer get sent right out to fill some of the previous backorders and they never catch up to have a surplus.
I gave the lady at AZPOOLSUPPLY an earful, stressing that it wasn’t her personally, but how messed up it was as the consumer that we execute a contract of sale based on one set of terms (in stock and ready to ship) and then the secondary system changes the terms after the fact. All she could do was apologize, and she did truely feel bad, but she was powerless to change the state of the world or the manufacturers systems. So it will continue as long as demand is through the roof. On a positive note the AZPOOLSUPPLY lady was very kind in offering me a cancellation if I could find it elsewhere.