I simply asked (no mention made by me, of course of this forum or string within) if they were fully willing for the right amount of money to pack/ship from their REI to any other REI and the Bike Dept. Mgr. said an unreserved "Yes." I did NOT ask if they or other stores would reassemble.It may not have changed. Nothing you learned is in conflict with what Pete reported. Pete didn't say that they didn't do it; he just said he didn't like the terms under which they did it.
Soooo, at least some stores, but maybe not all stores are back on board.
Thanks 'staehpj1' for your emphasis on the recheck. Stuff keeps changing doesn't it :- ) ?