- Oct 30, 2018
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At the PP boutique in question, the waiting list was previously presented as chronological. (The SA stressed how rigorously it was observed, to the point of mentioning that the list was maintained in SAP - this was Switzerland, after all.) Now the message is very different. Perhaps they always secretly prioritised and now they are simply being honest about it? Or perhaps policy changed when interest in the Nautilus went from keen to bonkers? Either way, it's not really surprising and it's hard to find fault with it as a sales strategy. (Other than it being frustrating if - as you say - you're an end consumer who doesn't have the means and/or inclination to buy multiple watches in order to secure the one you want.)Wait lists at most dealers have never been chronological except with maybe a few very decent ADs. I knew one, who used to take a $500 deposit to put you on a list. He would give you an approximate time, and one would often get the watch maybe 2 months earlier than he projected. When I asked about the deposit he said it was often enough to keep would be flippers from taking up space on the wait list. However, most dealers will skip the order on the list as a favor to "Better clients."