Ordering parts for anything after thanksgiving and have them show up on time is always crap shoot.
Lots of manufacturers close their production lines down until after the holidays. Two weeks ago we had to scour the country to come up with four 6" Mason single sphere flanged EPDM rubber expansion joints. They showed up this Wednesday.
Same goes for the four 6" butterfly valves w/ stainless trim we had to get.
No one carries a big inventory anymore and the manufacturers only make the stuff they get confirmed minimum orders for .That and they aren't gonna fire up their line to just make a short order of 2 or 3 pieces unless you are willing to pay the made in heaven price.
Step Away From The KOOL AID !