They are trying to be strategic about where they deploy this revolutionary new vehicle. Admittedly, it’s not just the 2022 F150, and the supply network was really constrained, so literal first in first out Wouldn’t be the best way to go. My beef is with the number of dealer prioritizations vs The constrained amount of release allocations. They screwed that up royally if they were trying to thread the needle of fairness to consumer while keeping the dealers happy.
one thing I saw in the video posted about wave 4 being Oct 17 was something I had heard from the lightning road show, but hadn’t actually seen or heard since, and that was that the allocations are going to be prioritized to the dealers that convert orders. In that, your dealers prior performance with getting their reservations to place orders will impact whether or not you get your invitation to order. it also looked like the waves are going to be small until next summer, so figuring out a way to see if your dealer has been successful in converting reservations might also be another variable in trying to push up the line.