I am sure this has already been answered as I am just catching up to this thread, but...Zach, something I have not understood from the outset. Let’s say a dealership has way more orders than their allocation. Example is dealer has 1200 orders and only gets 800 2022 allocations. And let’s say the person that is 900th in line at this dealership has a 7/30/20 reservation. Does that mean number 900 will not get their Bronco in 2022 no matter what and more specifically, does that mean someone else at another dealership with a later reservation (I.e. 8/30/20) will have their Bronco built first if they happen to be within their dealers allocations? In other words is it a disadvantage to have your order at a dealership that has way more orders then they do N? If any other members know the answers to these questions please respond as I am not sure Zach will be back in here and I don’t know how to @ him.
Yes, if a dealer's allocation is exhausted then certainly a later order at a dealer with open allocation certainly can leapfrog the earlier reservation.
Not all companies are the same however in my experience last year a dealer cannot even place an order if they do not have an allocation.. As Zach indicated and we have seen, not all orders can be fulfilled within a model year order bank, regardless of allocation...but with the now paused reservation system, would Ford have disallowed the 11th reservation at a small dealer who only has an allocation of 10? At the time reservations opened 14 months ago they did not even correctly anticipate the demand.