I think Mike should get a +4 for his effort:
1. I emailed him asking if he sold mil-spec buffer tubes/ receiver extensions and he replied immediately with "no, but i can order an LMT because I'm putting an order out this week." I said that would be great.
2. To pay for the tube, he added a page to his website and sent me a link. He had made it available especially for me (i'm pretty sure) and had the price and shipping he quoted added up for the actual price and 0 for shipping so going through the website wouldn't change shipping on me.
3. I paid and he let me know immediately that LMT hadn't sent his order on time but he'd get it to me as soon as he could.
4. He got his LMT order maybe 2 days before Christmas and emailed me to tell me it was on his way. That would have been on wednesday.
5. I received the tube the following Monday- the very next business day after Christmas.
mike did a great job.
6&7 He sold me the LMT tube for around $35 or so- everyone else wanted ~$50 or $60 for an Vltor.