I am pretty sure everyone agree with me that there is a lag between the two, put in and retrieve during retainer.
However, i was wondering why there is such delay, i am pretty sure SE didn't put it on purpose, at least i never saw it in FFXI when doing the trade with moogle.
So my thought is, could it be that the retainers are on another servers? I mean maybe SE is building a inter-server connections of retainers allowing items to be transfer from one server to the next. For example, a person from Seblina can browser your retainer @ Cornelia.
Personally, i am not annoy by not having auction house since i used to play Ragnarok for a bit, lineage, Asheron's call, DaoC never have the system built in at all. However, i would be impress if they have inter-server-retainer-exchange. Seeing that "retainer" pop up, i can see multiple retainer can be set on different server all across the list.
Anyone think so?
It would be fun if retainer can follow me to grind too just like FFXI's fellow.