I thought I'd start a thread on this topic to see how easy (or difficult) it is to source stock for short selling (fpo's) during volatile times like the present.
What are your experiences and which broker(s) do you use? Please describe your experience in as much detail as possible (ie blue chip, large parcel small parcel, market conditions at time of request etc). Mention any fees involved or anything out of the ordinary.
Public and accurate discussion of broker practice is probably a good way to get a feel for what really happens in the market.
If you are not describing something that happened to your personally then please mention that it's second hand info.