Originally Posted by Lite4
Unless it's not in stock and has to be ordered- which happens very frequently at my distributors.
Agreed. But I buy a crap load of lighting from my local distributor. And in return, I ask them to keep a stock of every fixture that I use regularly. It's a lot of fixtures. But they're willing to do it. So typically what I need is in stock, unless it's 12 of something. I always place orders for the install job a week or two ahead of time. But for the extras/add-ons, I just go pick them up.