If anybody is thinking of putting together another group buy on a roll - when you contact i.d.i.gear, do so by phone and ask to speak to Joe, Sr.
It's a Father, Son outfit and Joe Sr (and probably Jr also) are the only ones with the authority to sell a roll. Everybody else will simply reply that they don't sell to the public and you will get nowhere.
For shipping, if you can arrange the pick-up around a group hang and somebody is coming from Pittsburgh or the vicinity or through Pittsburgh, then the shipping can be best handled that way. They will need at least a pick-up to handle the roll though.
Due to the size of the roll, UPS charges outlandish prices. The roll itself is deceptively light.