Maybe the info you and others that are in the industry receive from salesmen/distributors is a little more above board than what us regular consumers are told. In the past, I've talked with distributors/salesmen from Wirtz, Judge and Dolph, and Southern to name a few. Not always the case, but more often than not, it's been my experience to not put a lot of faith in what I've been told.
True, but looking over their shoulder at the computer helps. As of today Binnys south loop only had 1.75s on the shelf. I think Binnys would get w12 if there were some to be had.