I ordered four Minion DHF and DHRs recently. Took a few days to come into the LBS but they weren't hard to get?I recently had to rebuild a couple of really old 26" hardtails, recently. Finding tires was pretty comical: REI and online places had nothing for less than $65 - $80. For a 26" tire!
Absolutely NOTHING available at the LBS, until I asked if they they'd recently thrown anything in the dumpster. Now I have tires, and the landfill has less crap.