Update: I have two lesco's reasonably close to me. One is about 10 minutes or so away(driving). The other is about 20 minutes or so away(driving).
The one closest to me refused to help me at all, requiring i needed to order a pallet of 42 bags in order for them to get the charcol in. They had plenty of red but i don't want red substrate.
I called the further one from me, and he took my name and number and said he would look into it. That was last week when i posted. Monday to my surprise he called to let me know he ordered 2 bags for me and they came in. He found some in Maryland and ate the shipping for me. What a great guy. And when i went to pick it up, he said he didn't know how often i would be needing more, but to give him a week heads up and he would order more from me. That lesco has earned my business, while the one closer to me will never see business from me.
As of right now, i am a happy owner of 2x50lbs of soilmaster select charcol.