I know I wasn't very smart about buying a Kooba from eBay but I thought I was being more careful in buying a used one. The sellers story is something like this "me and a bunch of my friends went to the sample sale in New York and went crazy over the great prices and bought more than we need. We will be selling a few of them over the next couple of weeks. They have been worn 6-8 times and are in great condition. Starting bid was $100 and Buy it now price was $275 (for suede ginger chestnut). Her feedback had a few other of these gently used kooba bags sold in the last couple of weeks and all of the feedback was excellent and she only had one other listed. Her past sales showed one sold at the buy it now price a couple bid up into the $175-$250. I know these bags sold at the sample sale for $225 so I didnt think the past sales were unreasonable for a used bag and up until now I've never heard of a scammer selling used bags. The bag came quick and seems to have all of the right parts in the right places but Im pretty sure it is fake. I have almost zero experience with nice handbags. The only thing I have to compare to it is a suede Pliner. For starters the suede on the pliner seems much nicer but it is also thinner and Im sure that gives it a more buttery feel and Im not sure if the kooba isnt just supposed to be a thicker suede. More importantly, the couple of things I find wrong with it are 1. plastic on the handles and the drawstring braid??? Huh? This should never be on a genuine right? Also, how can it be used with this on? 2. No star stamped in the lining and Ive heard all sample sales use a stamp like this .but maybe Im looking in the wrong place or this is a new practice. 3. the brown Kooba tag (was in the pocket of the bag not attached) has a white string and it should be brown correct? Oh also, the tag says retail price $625 and shouldn't it be $575 or something like that? So before I confront her on this bag I just want to verify I am correct in these assumptions and that genuine kooba bags never have plastic on the handles (or anywhere but the name plate), there should be a sample sale stamp since this is where she is claiming she bought it and also, the string on the tag is always brown. I paid paypal and she claims refund if you are not happy so Im not yet worried about getting my money back. Thanks for your help!