Can someone help me out on this one? AIG today had 50k on the bid......I had a bullet up and went to hit the bid with an nx order. I' m left in the market with no fill .....the bid remains the same for over a minute....then bits and pieces go off on the bid (not one whole chunk). I call my clearing firm yelling and screaming because I STILL don't get a fill. The stock goes dow n over a dollar. They tell me my NX ORDER IS NOT VALID BECAUSE THERE WERE BETTER OFFERS AWAY FROM THE MARKET. What the F**K does that mean? the bid was there for over 3 min and when it got hit....it was in pieces...A friend who used to work on the floor with redi told me that the specialist can turn off the nx ANYTIME he wants to especially if there is a lot of orders overwhelming him and that he DOES NOT have to put a 1 on the bid to do that. WHAT GOOD IS THE NX ORDER IF HE CAN TURN IT OFF WHEN THERE IS STOCK AVAILABLE?. By the way for allyou listed traders....aig specialist is a motherless piece of sh*t. use market orders (he'll still print you with .50 slippage) to guarantee your fill. He traded through my limit order today too and that was another dollar. He trades BRL as well. Lets all sing together now: "SORRY, ORDERS AHEAD, BROKEN UP IN THE CROWD"