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Jun 12, 2012, 5:13am   #1
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I have a question regarding the Horsebit Hobo (large). I think I have made my mind up that I want this bag, but I'm afraid I'm a little too late. Do they still sell this bag new? I looked at their website and didn't see one, and I don't recall seeing them in stores lately.

Am I stuck with trying to find one on eBay/bonanza? I try to buy my bags new because I've been burned too many times by the "new condition" description, and it shows up with an odor, wear on the bottom, etc.

Thank you so much!
Steffy
Jun 12, 2012, 7:03am   #2
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Originally Posted by bABy Steffy
I have a question regarding the Horsebit Hobo (large). I think I have made my mind up that I want this bag, but I'm afraid I'm a little too late. Do they still sell this bag new? I looked at their website and didn't see one, and I don't recall seeing them in stores lately.

Am I stuck with trying to find one on eBay/bonanza? I try to buy my bags new because I've been burned too many times by the "new condition" description, and it shows up with an odor, wear on the bottom, etc.

Thank you so much!
Steffy
The only way to go ATM is pre-loved but be really careful because this model is one of the most heavily copied Guccis. The best of luck Steffy.
Jun 17, 2012, 8:41am   #3
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I have one that's about 6 years old now and love it so much I wanted to buy a second one as a backup. I, too, was disappointed that they didn't make this one of their classic bags to keep making. I see them pop up every once in awhile on yoogiscloset.com and annsfabulousfinds.com. From what I've heard, both sites are very reputable for selling authentic, pre-loved bags. Good luck!
Sep 18, 2012, 7:49pm   #4
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Originally Posted by Hippolyta
I have one that's about 6 years old now and love it so much I wanted to buy a second one as a backup. I, too, was disappointed that they didn't make this one of their classic bags to keep making. I see them pop up every once in awhile on yoogiscloset.com and annsfabulousfinds.com. From what I've heard, both sites are very reputable for selling authentic, pre-loved bags. Good luck!
Hi, I know this is kinda an old question, but is that bag heavy to carry when you fill it up? The handle doesn't look very comfortable but I could be wrong and I'm sure if you've had yours for 6 yrs it is worth it.
Sep 24, 2012, 12:18pm   #5
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Originally Posted by bABy Steffy
I have a question regarding the Horsebit Hobo (large). I think I have made my mind up that I want this bag, but I'm afraid I'm a little too late. Do they still sell this bag new? I looked at their website and didn't see one, and I don't recall seeing them in stores lately.

Am I stuck with trying to find one on eBay/bonanza? I try to buy my bags new because I've been burned too many times by the "new condition" description, and it shows up with an odor, wear on the bottom, etc.

Thank you so much!
Steffy
I just purchased this bag on eBay after buying a fake one on eBay. Luckily, for me the seller who sold the fake bag wasn't aware of it but did offer free returns. I informed the seller that it was fake and pointed the seller to the eBay guide "how to tell if a horsebit hobo is fake" page. A lot of sellers on eBay are claiming they receive these bags as gifts and don't know if they are real or fake. Some sellers will be honest and tell you that they are not sure if the bag is authentic.

Once I received my authentic bag I could tell the difference from the two bags. I also reviewed the sellers history to make sure that they were selling only authentic items before I bidded on the bag. I frequently browse eBay and there quite a few fake "horsebit hobo" bags on there now. You just have to be careful and use the authentication thread if you see one. Also, pay close attention to the pictures and details. I am noticing a lot of sellers are just using one picture of the bag which is very skeptical to me.
Oct 28, 2012, 4:13pm   #6
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Originally Posted by gwenni08
I just purchased this bag on eBay after buying a fake one on eBay. Luckily, for me the seller who sold the fake bag wasn't aware of it but did offer free returns. I informed the seller that it was fake and pointed the seller to the eBay guide "how to tell if a horsebit hobo is fake" page. A lot of sellers on eBay are claiming they receive these bags as gifts and don't know if they are real or fake. Some sellers will be honest and tell you that they are not sure if the bag is authentic.

Once I received my authentic bag I could tell the difference from the two bags. I also reviewed the sellers history to make sure that they were selling only authentic items before I bidded on the bag. I frequently browse eBay and there quite a few fake "horsebit hobo" bags on there now. You just have to be careful and use the authentication thread if you see one. Also, pay close attention to the pictures and details. I am noticing a lot of sellers are just using one picture of the bag which is very skeptical to me.
Is it a pretty light weight bag- meaning the handle part? Does the handle hurt your shoulders? It looks like the hardware could...
Nov 8, 2012, 12:30pm   #7
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Originally Posted by axcarter
Is it a pretty light weight bag- meaning the handle part? Does the handle hurt your shoulders? It looks like the hardware could...
I will be honest and say that I only carried the bag twice since I got it. The first time I took it out on a shopping trip with me. The handle didn't hurt my shoulders at all. However, I know I would need to carry the bag more often and then report back later. I will say that the bag was quite convenient because I was able to put several clothing items I purchased in the bag.
Dec 13, 2012, 5:11am   #8
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I just purchased a Gucci Horsebit Hobo medium on eBay and i'm still trying to get it authenticated. Brought it to the store but they said they don't authenticate anymore. Please help me if you could... I just posted on authenticate this about an hour ago... seller said he's willing to refund me all my money if it's not authentic... thanks in advance!
Dec 15, 2012, 5:33pm   #9
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Hi I am about to purchase a Gucci Horsebit Hobo and I am terrified because I have only purchased bags from the actual store. Now Im gonna purchase from an individual seller. How can i be sure its real? She has given me pics along with the authentication # but I still need to be sure!
Dec 19, 2012, 9:23am   #10
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Originally Posted by Dymplz79
I just purchased a Gucci Horsebit Hobo medium on eBay and i'm still trying to get it authenticated. Brought it to the store but they said they don't authenticate anymore. Please help me if you could... I just posted on authenticate this about an hour ago... seller said he's willing to refund me all my money if it's not authentic... thanks in advance!
I would use the authentication threat available at http://forum.purseblog.com/gucci/aut...-a-689655.html

I have used this thread several times and they have saved me hours of worries. It may take a day or two to receive a response but it is worth it.

Also, eBay has some good eBay guides available that offers tips and suggestions about how not buy a fake "Gucci Horsebit" bag which can be accessed at http://reviews.ebay.com/Gucci-Horseb...00000003842739
Dec 19, 2012, 9:23am   #11
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Originally Posted by mara321
Hi I am about to purchase a Gucci Horsebit Hobo and I am terrified because I have only purchased bags from the actual store. Now Im gonna purchase from an individual seller. How can i be sure its real? She has given me pics along with the authentication # but I still need to be sure!
I would use the authentication threat available at http://forum.purseblog.com/gucci/aut...-a-689655.html

I have used this thread several times and they have saved me hours of worries. It may take a day or two to receive a response but it is worth it.

Also, eBay has some good eBay guides available that offers tips and suggestions about how not buy a fake "Gucci Horsebit" bag which can be accessed at http://reviews.ebay.com/Gucci-Horseb...00000003842739
Dec 23, 2012, 4:30am   #12
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Originally Posted by bABy Steffy
I have a question regarding the Horsebit Hobo (large). I think I have made my mind up that I want this bag, but I'm afraid I'm a little too late. Do they still sell this bag new? I looked at their website and didn't see one, and I don't recall seeing them in stores lately.

Am I stuck with trying to find one on eBay/bonanza? I try to buy my bags new because I've been burned too many times by the "new condition" description, and it shows up with an odor, wear on the bottom, etc.

Thank you so much!
Steffy


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Are you talking about this bag? I think I sometimes see it on Saks
Dec 24, 2012, 1:38am   #13
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I have this bag in the black leather and it is definitely a beautiful bag. The bag does get heavy and it is sometimes hard to find items inside. However, I don't use mine as often because the screw on the shoulder strap that secures the horsebit detail to the leather strap was beginning to come undone. It's a great bag and worth it in my opinion.
Dec 24, 2012, 7:41am   #14
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Yes they stopped making this style... Same thing happened to me, I waited too long. I got mine on eBay, lucky me it was authentic...
Dec 27, 2012, 3:50pm   #15
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I was just thinking that I wish Gucci would bring that bag back, it's so iconic IMO. I have the large tan leather one. I got it from Gucci, years ago. It is an extremely durable bag, and italways yields looks and compliments. I do think it's heavy though even when moderately full, so I rarely wear it, but LOVE the style.
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