Rolex availability

I’ve heard stories about the almost impossible chance to get a Rolex, but this comment from Reddit really kick me off:

Rolex lost me last year when I wanted to buy a new Submariner. My AD said that the only way I could get one was to buy a two tone day-date, which would qualify me for the wait list for the Sub, at which point they would buy back the DD if I wanted to sell it. WTF? With only one AD within hours of me, I was stuck and so I passed. BCsinBC