Could be one of many reasons. I can think of a few:
1. stuff is more complex these days and more things could go wrong (Scott seatpost anyone?).
2. good manufacturing is getting a bit more concentrated at a smaller number of factories, so there could well be a back log (BTW, those who think their $400 ebay frame is rolling off the same production line as Scott/C'dale/Pinarello, you are kidding urself).
3. stuff gets redesigned more frequently and there are more models out there. C40 went for over 10 years, C50 went for like what, 6-7 years? Then there is EP, EC, EPS, C59, EPQ rolling out. Plus there are so many color options and BB standards out there. Top brands typically have 60-100 frame models these days. They could well have lots of inventory but the one YOU ordered may take more time to get.
4. Pure luck.
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