The guys at my LFS were all excited last week because they had a zebra octopus listed as available on their supplier's list. They had been waiting for me to come in because they wanted me to buy it, they even told me that if I bought it they'd sell it to me at their wholesale price because I'm a regular and they just plain wanted to see one but none of them want to keep one. I told them "thanks but no thanks," that they don't ship well and their numbers are uncertain in the wild. It was tempting, though, with my current octo brooding (are zebra's small or large egged...) and flattering that they'd only get one in for me (unless they've got me pegged for crazy enough to spend the $$). It's hard not to think, "Some one else is going to take it anyway, might as well be someone as responsible as me..."