I do feel sad for the poor people that want a Brompton, have been waiting for one, see one in stock only for it to sell out on seconds. It seems to be a thing at the moment.
Over the weekend the Brompton website, according to a loyal reader, had a few in stock but they went almost immediately. Another reader has highlighted the other bitter pill many of you out there are having to swallow. You order a Brompton from your bike shop, told they have a delivery in a few weeks, only to be told it isn't happening.
I cannot really offer any pearls of wisdom, other than try and be patient and hope that when things get better with the 'C' word situation, the availability of Brompton bikes might improve. If you want a bicycle now - especially as better weather is surely on its way - you might have to compromise and get something different to tide you over. I would however say that you don't forget the idea of buying a Brompton. Once you have one, all frustrations of waiting will disappear.
Stay safe out there people!!