Wanted to know your thoughts and experiences regarding this. I called the Paris store this afternoon to ask about available Lindy's, as that is next on my list! It is a 3-hour train ride away, so I would go when I was reasonably sure they had at least a few on the shelf. When I called, the SA politely told me that it was against store policy to disclose stock over the phone. When I inquired as to why, she said because stock moves quickly and may be gone in the next moment. In addition, it is because they cannot hold stock or sell over the phone. The 2 latter facts I knew, and said so. I did indicate that I would be coming from far away and would not want to make a fruitless trip, so knowing what was there would be helpful. She apologized and said that it was a "directive". 3 weeks ago I had called and the SA who answered did tell me what was right in front of her. I know they cannot hold or sell items over the phone if they do not know you, and you take a chance because things are sold quickly. But being unable to tell you what is on the shelves...? She did concede to having a few Lindy's but pointedly told me she could not say which ones. She easily revealed current pricing, fyi, 30cm is 3200 Euros and 34cm is 3400 Euros. (USD conversion multiply by at least 1.35 depending on your forex rate.....) What do folks think?