Hello all. I am new at this forum thing but found a rather interesting forum chat and couldn't figure out how to reopen it ~ so I am starting a new one. I am referring to the original forum at: Buyer claims fake after 5 months! NIGHTMARE! HELP!!! http://forum.purseblog.com/ebay-forum/buyer-claims-fake-after-5-months-nightmare-help-250525.html This is a pretty long read, so I don't blame you if you don't have the time to read "the other side". :o) It is VERY interesting to read all the emails (which I have saved) from the originator of the original forum ~ pink.caviar. She used to sell under Premier Estate Gems and can NO longer sell purses on eBay. How do I know??? Because I am the one who bought the "Gucci" bag back in September. Let me give you some history...... I have never owned a Gucci bag until I bought this one on eBay for $400. The auction went on and on about how this bag is authentic. So, what the heck, what a good price for a bag right? Bought it. The bolt that holds the horsebit to the handle was broken. When I got the bag, I took it into NM. As she stated I said I took it into Gucci, well, there isn't a Gucci store here in Austin ~ so that was false. NM said they would send it off to their repair center. They did, and from what I thought ~ they couldn't fix it so they sent it to Gucci to fix. Well, after 6 weeks give or take I got it back in the mail. The bolt was too long and would jab into your shoulder and it wasn't fixed right. So, I took it back into NM and they fixed it better this time. During that time I bought an authentic bag from NM while waiting for mine to be fixed. When I got the bag back, which puts us roughly at the first of December I decided I didn't need two and wanted to sell this one on eBay. Sold it but when the person got it she emailed me that day saying this was not an authentic bag. She returned it and I refunded her money NO QUESTIONS ASKED. So that put us at mid January. I then contacted the Seller ~ Premier Estate Gems ~ and she stated it had been too long and she would return it for an $85 restocking fee..... Are you kidding me???? So, we went round and round and I told her to just email me the receipt and I would relist. So I relisted and guess what? After 4 days on ebay VeRO took the listing off and referred me to the Counterfeit link. After getting nowhere with them I have since contacted Gucci. Now, mind you, Premier Estate Gems can no longer sell bags on ebay.......hmmmmmm I have been dealing with Gucci and they are quite curious about this whole story. Let me explain something that is quite interesting. On this original thread Pink.Caviar said she is 99.9% sure this bag is authentic because she purchased it from a friend who wouldn't buy fake. Well, on the original ebay listing she said that she ~ Premier Estate Gems ~ bought this bag in 06. Hmmmm.....but in the original thread it says that her friend bought the bag..... Actually, she did email me a receipt that shows the bag was bought for $539. Now, this bag retails for $850 ~ but the seller said at times you can get bags for a discount if you know someone at Gucci and you buy the display...... She says she couldn't say any more than that. Well guess what???? After talking to Gucci, the receipt isn't even for this bag. Interesting huh? So, I am still fighting to get my money back from the seller. Gucci is very interested in this whole story ~ especially about how you can buy the display at a discount. The rep had never heard of that?? And for NM fixing the bag? The rep at Gucci looked up my name and there was no record of them ever fixing the bag. She said a lot of times NM will fix it themselves and not send it in to them. I would call NM ~ but really, that doesn't even matter anymore. And yes, I am a mother of 3. Obviously my husband makes enough money to where I don't have to work. So, as for me being "not making enough money" as she says, that's not the issue at hand. The issue at hand is she hasn't told the truth throughout this whole ordeal. And, for me calling her "heartless, cruel and spoiled" , I have NEVER ONCE said anything like that to her. That is not how I operate in treating people. There you have it. I am just trying to get my money back because I have been scammed. But rest assured, this is not over as her original post was AWESOME ~ it has provided alot of information that I needed. And thanks to the person that sent me the email about this forum, I had no idea it even existed. I appreciate you more than words itself.