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I'm a day one reservation holder and was more than a little disappointed I didn't get an invitation to order for the 22MY. The invitation finally came in Oct, build date notice 1 month later and order built the first week of Jan. After a chip hold the truck finally reached the Oklahoma City railyard very early Saturday the 11th. But despite my dealer saying "hopefully Monday" followed by Tuesday I was reassured I'd be able to take delivery this week. Finally Wednesday my estimated delivery jumped out a month and I open Autotrader out of morbid curiosity. I had made this scan more than a few times before to include contacting dealers with every reply amounting to a bait and switch. So when I saw the 22 ER Lariat with max tow (and all of the options my 23 order had deleted) listed below MSRP I doubted that this would be any different but I reached out anyway. After the salesman confirmed the truck and price and only a typical doc fee it didn't take long to decide that the 1700 miles on the 22 was more than worth the 10k I was about to save. I was soon on a 90 minute Uber ride up I-44 and all but committed to buying this truck. I knew I was trying to rope the moon when I asked the sales manager if there was any way to get the MSRP to reflect below 80k. Of course the answer was no. But then he came back with the 23 irs tax credit rules and the window sticker and I probably celebrated more than appropriate at the $79k and change MSRP less the destination fee. So I was never going to get my first choice in color as atlas blue wasn't available to order in 23. Which means I just saved 10k in sales price plus eligiblity for the tax credit this time next year plus all those extra deleted features and all it cost me was starting with 1700 miles and a different 2nd color choice. I don't think I could be happier with the truck or the deal! So glad to finally be on the other side of this and enjoying my new Lightning!