Got in and out of L & Q today in under 5 minutes. The dude said that they normally wouldn't replace a stylus, because it's an expendable item and will wear out anyway, but because it wore out the day after I bought it, he replaced it for free. He didn't even ask to see my receipt. Good old L & Q. Haven't let me down yet.
So I got home and linxed it all up and it works wonderfully. I'm very very excited.