Yesterday I went to my local dealer to pickup my new Dunkirk LH. I have chosen this particular dealer because they will let me know when the new release is in, they will hold it for me, and I usually can get close to the same number for each new release. It is this last item that I need some information on and have some questions that I would like answers for.
Normally the dealer gets in the new LH's releases with the same number, or it varies up or down by only a few. However, every once and awhile the items they get in are significantly higher, by a thousand or so. Although the number is not the driving factor in acquiring the LH, it does look nice to have a whole group of LH's that have the same number, and it makes me appreciate the little extra effort taken to acquire my new releases this way.
My questions are: Does anyone know how new LH's are shipped to dealers? Are dealers suppose to get the same number releases (at least for the initial shipping) each time? Do Harbour Lights distribute through regional distibutors, and could this issue be a problem with them? I know that there are dealers who advertise that they can get you the same number for each release, and if this is true how can I get this situation with my local dealer? Is this an issue that has to be dealt with by Harbour Lights, or is it something that is handled by the local dealer?
Since I have made the committment to purchase each new release I would like to somehow get the same number each time. Is there anyone out there that can help me clear up these unknowns, and help me get to a resolution?