Won't help you, but after searching for over 2 months for a local hardwood dealer, I FINALLY found one about 30 minutes away that has an excellent selection, and great prices. Talked to the owner on the phone today for about 15 minutes, and he seems like a really great guy with a lot of helpful information. Plan to go check them out tomorrow and pick up some Hickory and maybe some Walnut for table tops for upcoming builds. My days of picking through Woodcrafts limited stock for wood priced about 20% more than I'd like to pay are over!
Depending on where you are from, keep looking for sources within driving distance. I'd never trust buying wood without seeing it first.