In fact, I think a lot of orders that we all think are retail are really stock. As I've heard before, if your name doesn't appear on the window sticker, than more then likely it's a stock order. Anyone of authority, correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm not of authority but that can't be right. My name never appeared on my window sticker but my dealer gave me a printout of the dealer order. The print out clearly showed that the order was a "retail," "priority 11" order. Now there was a period of time when dealerships were taking orders prior to Ford's "permission to sell" date. Those orders were probably either entered as stock orders or held until the "permission to sell" date and inputed as retail orders at that time.