Well I spent more money at FFA on Friday then I ever have and there was no waiting period for my purchase. That purchase was for a set of Swarovski SLC 15x56 binoculars. The expression everyone uses is buy once cry once right? Like always FFA was world class, @NBK thanks for putting up with my back and forwards on these things for basically the last 6 months. If you are looking for new glass don't hesitate to go down to FFA and put them in your hands and look through them. FFA is the only shop in San Diego that carries serious optics it was great getting to weigh all my options and get to make a choice based on use rather than online reviews. In the end I now own the best binoculars on the planet and I couldn't be happier.