I am interested in knowing others' opinions as to whether there is a "list." My opinion - there is not literally a list, but each store keeps track of regular customers who have requested a birkin or kelly, and try to get them sold with a phone call before hitting the floor. My experience is - this is done at the discretion of each store and store manager, the object of the exercise being to sell the bags efficiently, without fuss or muss, not to be "democratic" about it. My personal experience is, sometimes I go for months or years without being able to buy a certain bag that I am looking for, but then I get flooded with calls with several bags in rapid succession. So the "list/no list" explanation above is the only one I can come up with.