I called the Chicago store. They had 1 BFF in stock, so I bought it. I then asked about the GI and BS, and they had 0 GI and 1 BS, so I bought that as well. Order came out to $89 after shipping.
Anyway, the Chicago store is now out of all 3 castle sets if anybody was curious.
I still want 1 GI and 1 more BFF, so I'm going to try another store.
Paramus, NJ had nothing when I called.
Mall of America (Bloomington, MN) had no Guarded Inns, but they had "lots of Black Falcon's Fortresses on the shelf and a bunch more in the basement." I bought 2 there. I did not ask them about the Blacksmith Shop.
The guy at MoA also said that the castle sets have been out of production since December and that nobody will get another shipment of any of them. For the pirate fans, the guy at MoA said they also have lots of Black Seas Barracuda in stock.
The day has provided me with 1 BS, and 3 BFFs. I'm spent. I wish I could have gotten a Guarded Inn somewhere. Oh well, at least I was able to get 4 of them a couple years ago.
The guy in NJ was actually very helpful and was suggesting other stores to try out and he even suggested www.bricklink.com
. I thought that was kinda cool. Of course, Bricklink is what drove me to order more BFFs.