I have been told that by my a local brick and mortar guy (who hates fortnine, for obvious reasons)... However, I think they actually do have a big warehouse of tires. The same can be said about many of their parts. For that matter, I have only had items shipped by Fortnine from Montreal or Calgary. They have/had a Calgary hub for the busy season. I presume some form of drop shipping is happening for items that a have a multi-day lead time... but how does the item originate in montreal and have a fortnine box??? The difference is Revco orders can original anywhere in NA, whereas Fortnine orders always originate in Canada and 90% of the time Montreal. So if they do drop ship... I don't know how their system works.