Well, I finally found one of these to buy. I live in Columbus, OH and GK, sam Ash, and other local shops do not have them. In fact, they say they aren't shipping yet, or didn't even know about it. I actually am on a business trip in Dallas TX. I knew that the GC in dallas had Mesa Boogie, which is what i really went to audition. They had two Walkabouts in the whole store. One was dead in the rack, and the other had a really bad active input issue, so I had to pass. It sounded great on the passive imput, but I wasn't going to buy a hurt unit. On my way out the door, I decided to swing by the effects area, and scanned the wall. Down in the corner, still in a sealed box, was a single ME50-B. I grabbed it, walked up to the counter, and bought it. I bought it unheard! That is very uncharacteristic of me, but I saw that NAMM video and was impressed enough to at least try it. I couldn't get it in OH, and I guess I could always return it in OH when I get back home tomorrow. This brings me to my question. I need to get this thing home. It is in a small enough box to carry it on the airplane, but I seriously doubt I will be able to carry it on without opening it, taking it out of the box, and causing delay to everyone behind me. But that is only a guess. I could take it out of the box, and put in in this duffle bag I have, but then I couldn't take it back without the box. I could check it with my suitcase, but it might get damaged. At least I know it would be fine if it was with me on carry on. What would you guys who have been in my situation suggest? The sooner I can get it home, the sooner I can give it a run though and post my results!