Presto's post got me thinking... if you've seen CPs at a store before, you can always ask the store manager if they can special order some for you. This might not work so well for VFTs, which are cheap to produce and probably distributed in very large increments. However, way back before I got started on CPs, I saw a bunch of big, beautiful Nepenthes baskets on sale at the local garden center and absolutely had to have one. At 10 years old I didn't just carry around $25 in my pocket. So, I came back later after having saved up the money to buy one, but they were sold out by then. I left, disheartened, but the next time I visted I thought to ask the person working in the houseplants section when they would be getting more - they said they weren't planning to order more until the next year, but they could order a couple if I wanted to buy one. As a fickle young kid, I had already spent the $25 I'd saved to buy one the first time, so I said I'd come back some time when I had the cash, and then I guess I kind of forgot about it or something. But the point I'm trying to make is that garden centers are in touch with nurseries all the time and make orders regularly, so it's not hard to get most places to tack on a few plants specifically for you.