Usually how long you have to wait before you can get a birkin from the store? I found out that is a few different procudure for the waitlist based on different store.... 1.) I waitlist at Taiwan Hermes, I can put my name down through a phone call ( even I dont live at Taiwan) as long as you have someone able to pick up the bag for you at taiwan when it is ready. They told me the waitlist time will be around 3 years. 2) Waitlisted at Malaysia hermes store, they took out the big waitlist book and wrote down the color i am looking for ( not really in detail) , told me to wait for 5 years.. 3) Waitlisted at Australia, I spoke to the store manager directly and we go through the leather book and picked what I want, she promised she will place an order for me at July, waiting time is around 2-3 years. I found out the store manager is the only person deal with the waitlist and the sales for the birkin. The other staffs would not be able to offer you a birkin or place your name on the list while the manager is away. 4) Hong kong!! the most strange country! They have " a waitlist for the waitlist" It is so called the "wishlist". So they will collect u r basic information and will inform you when the waitlist open again. ( very unlikely to happen). sometimes the sales will say " if you get this watch from me, I will put you on the waitlist " Last time I rang up the Biggest store at HK, spoke to one of the sales, she got down all the color/ leather/ size I would like to waitlist for and seems like I will be getting the bag in 4 years time. On the next day, I rang her up again and she totally forgot what I ordered and she explainned to me what happened at the day before was, she just put me onto a wishlist instead of a waitlist. I just wonder for the waitlist, do I have to deal with the Store Manager directly? I found out at some cases, they pretended they put down all your details but actually they did nothing!! and you are not even on the waitlist!! If the manager promised eg you will get the bag in 1 years time. Usually can they make it? Sorry for so many questions..