Sooooo....after my visit to the local H yesterday, the SA who was helping me took my name down for either a BJ 30 Lindy or a Etoupe 30 Lindy . I didn't even mention the word "birkin" although I would really really really really really want one. I am resigned to the fact that I most probably will not be able to just purchase one off the shelf as I pretty much know what kind of birkin I want (and not just buy one just because it's there) and plus I am not able to visit the H store very often. So my dilemma is, if my SA calls me for the Lindy, should I get it or should I decline it and try to ask her to put me on the list for a birkin? I can only buy one H bag every 2-3 years (that's what I budgeted for myself). And I would rather get a birkin first as it is my first love. The other question is, the birkin I am lusting after, I am not sure how easy it is to come by? I am currently coveting a 35 black PH box birkin. Are these only for ordering or do they come into stock once in a while? The best scenario would be if she calls me in for the Lindy, I get it and she also lets me put in an order for my holy grail birkin...and maybe 1+ yr later, my holy grail bag comes in and I get to pick it up !!! What do my fellow tPFers think?? Am I dreaming or can this be my reality?