I'm actually a member of Amazon Prime, we order from them enough to make it worthwhile. They are, after all, the "Walmart" of the internet
Problem is, the paint does not qualify for more rapid shipping.
My local paint store contacted his Rep, and it turns out that the paint was not even available at the western region distribution center, which means that he would of had to order it through the factory, with minimum order requirements, many delays (6-8 weeks), etc.
After much searching I found a hardware store, USA hardware, who had the product and was willing to ship it in two days for $16. Worth it in my case due to other scheduling conflicts that would have delayed my project another 3 weeks if I had to wait until next Friday with the Amazon shipping option.
Anyhow, thanks for the input. I thought I'd close close the loop in this one in case someone else can benefit. Seems that without a Manard's the stuff is hard to source.
Still working on the project though...I'll be sure to update.