i'm not very lucky when it comes to the sales. i got the striping bowler for about 40% off on eluxury. i manage to snag the last one. i recently got a pomegranate venetia on eBay for $310. i thought that was a pretty amazing deal!
Correction - I got a Oatmeal Blake for $250 on eBay - seller posted dark pictures and no detail - she emailed me better pics - I saw it was authentic and I won w/ my offer.
Externally, there were no marks - which was surprising on a very light bag. Internally, there were some water stains on the bottom of the suede lining - I was OK with that - I tried to clean it the best I could. At this price, I was less afraid to use the light colored bag.