Last week, I checked with the Westlake Ace Hardware in nearby town that has two stores. Since they do not stock the International Blue, she said they could not sell it to me for the sale price; a special order item. Hmmm....
Picking up lunch yesterday, 30 miles away near my office, there's a Westlake Ace Hardware store. Went in and asked a manager same question, "Will you sell me the paint in your warehouse for the sale price?" "Sure!" Give me the SKU number and I'll order it. Hmmm....
So, on my way back home yesterday, I stopped in the other Ace Hardware store near me and asked same question. "Sure, I'll order it!"
Moral of this story: persistence. Don't give up asking if you think you've been short-changed with a wrong answer.
I'll pick up a case of Int'l Blue (6 cans) for $18 on Wednesday, that's 40% off.
Got a Cub-22 mower resto in my near future that'll be blue.
BTW: I used Ace "School Bus Yellow" on my PTO shields and Ace "Almond Gloss" on the wheels, mule drive and deck of my Cub Cadet 782 (see below). Very close matches to the original paint.
This paint is great stuff; worth the effort to acquire.