I ask you; is that possible or is the SA not really interested in a sale? I'm on the list for the SOHO tote in red. Priced at $2650. ONLY NM will receive it in red. I contact the Chanel boutique and speak w/the SA (who is a manager) and she says they are taking names and placing them on the reserve list for the bag. No tax, no shipping. If you don't like it, send the bag to the boutique, no cost to the customer. Ok. So, I receive a call saying that the bag is sold out all over the entire US. Can't get it, it's gone. And yet...... when I contact the NM ad office for Chanel, they inform me that the bag has not shipped yet and won't until the 15th, most likely the 30th of April. Yes, we can get the bag. Which one would you like? No problem. The bag comes from the same vender whether it's NM or the Chanel boutique. Supposedly, the boutiques get first dibs. Knowing all this, what on earth is going on? Between the price increase fiasco and this, I wonder what the new head honcho at Chanel is up to. :wondering Or, perhaps, I'm just being pissy.