I was never on a wait list, it was really by chance. I went to Hermes to pick up a bow tie for my dad, and I ask an SA ( happened to be manager) if they had any birkins and I told them I had a specific one in mind, he asked the SA that I have worked with before to take my order, and I placed my "special order" and it took about 8-9 months for them to get it.Kellybag said:Happy1, how hard was it for you to get your Birkin? Did you have to wait long? If you have time fill us in. (maybe yours was the rouge...a bright red like cherry?) Do you love your choice? Any regret?