as a follow up, i went into flatiron last night. they had zero bottles on the shelves of the 12. i asked if they had any in back since their website suggests they have some more. they found one bottle of the three supposedly left in the inventory...the great weller shortage of 2012 has begun...
I doubt they have trouble keeping tabs on the cheap stuff.
To be fair, it's probably far easier to find the pile of 37 cases of Red Stag than the one mostly empty box of bottles of Weller 12.
There are many who walk in darkness SW, it's our duty to lead them to the light.