Hi all. Been lurking on here for a long time. Was trying to discover the best smoker for me and reading all the great posts here led me to MES40. By far, the best deal on the unit is at sams. So, figured I'd join SAMs and get one; however, there are only 3 stores out of about 12 near me that have the unit. I called one to see if they really had them in stock before driving down and he said he had 8 of them...then added that it is a deleted item and they can't get any more. From people's prior experience, does this mean they're getting the 2012 model to replace it? The SAMs dude on the phone couldn't say. Any thoughts? Thanks!