I think there would be some very unhappy hobby shop owners if the GWS factory was selling to the public at anything less than retail prices. They may not be very pleased about it as it is.
Mr. Lin has to keep everyone happy....not an easy job when the world is full of cry-babies. (Present company excepted...of course.
I'll order a T-6 from my LHS. I have plenty to keep me busy until it comes in.