I just bought mine new from an individual on ebay. That was the only way to get one relatively quickly. The next best option is through aquarium specialty they can get it drop shipped from Neptune in about 3 days. I just ordered a VDM and cable that way and it took 3 days to ship. Other retailers are waiting to get stock orders in which is taking 6-8 weeks. Good luck it is frustrating wanting to buy something and not being able.