I must said my experience with them was the opposite. I order the vr51b last friday around 4:30 pm and i recv it the very next day with free shipping. It was shipped standard ups and not next day air. Maybe i just got lucky .
Just a heads up to all the angler waiting for the lefty vr51. A non-sponsor in south jersey got a shipment yesterday in the vr51 (black only) I was able to pick-up mine yesterday.Last time i looked they still had 10 in stock.