Great! Thanks for the confirmation... I ordered a couple from eBay (at $1.90 each, its not like breaking the bank), as well as a handful of 7805's (which were also like under $2 for 5) since they had free shipping (and were extremely cheap)
Talking regulators, a very nice guy put together a video on testing the regulator
for noobs like myself after I pestered him on Facebook.
He's got a pretty fun collection of videos on his channel ("Mark Fixes Stuff") - well, except the annoying heavy metal voice at the start of each one...