I'm new here, so first of all I want to say hi to everyone. *waves* This seems like a great place. Here's the deal: Bought a purse of eBay. It was advertised as new, but I have my doubts. The hardware on the lock was scratched(no biggie, but not what I would expect on a "new bag") and dirty and it won't close all that well(frame bag with kisslock). Any ideas on how to tighten the lock? The rest of the hardware is filthy as well. It's smudged with....something..(I'm afraid to think of what it could be) Also...The smell...I'm not sure if it's a factory smell or if the bag has actually been carried, but it has this sickeningly sweet smell - almost like overly ripe bananas. I have the bag out to air, but so far it's not helping much. What to do, what to do... Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.