If you want a T8, which I did, you pretty much have to have it custom built. At least there's not really a time penalty for doing so. I'm sure that there are rare cases that someone cancelled their order and you could get the cancelled order sooner..
I bought a fully loaded Inscription demo with 2k miles, so it was perfect for me and my wife cause that's what we would have wanted anyways. I could have done without the HUD but other than that it's perfect. We got a $2k discount so it was even more of ideal situation because of the price.
I walked in and matched what was coming in for allotment. From what I have been reading, that was a smart choice as orders are pushed back 4 months+. They managed to reconfigure an allotment to exactly what I needed. The only thing they could not change was color.
We went in thinking about OSD but it was dependent on the trade-in. They matched pretty close what we wanted on the lot and gave us $3300 over my other best trade-in offer and then the 1000 loyalty if we bought the car that was in stock. Couldn't pass it up. The other dealer who could not match said that at the time (Oct) Volvo was giving the dealers an extra $1000 for each stock car sold.