I usually don't care about price increase, but after reading through the price increase thread here on this board. I have to say, does anyone else think enough already? I really have to admit, the classic line is not TO DIE FOR. Don't ban me or yell at me-they are pretty but they are plain. Its basic bags with hardly any detail or hardware to which it would call for a price increase. They are basic bags and why are they going up in price when everyone in the world already owns a basic flap or classic piece? Its like an unwritten rule that a woman must own one classic chanel. Even LV and Gucci go through price increases, but their bags have alittle more going on and their increase is somewhat tolerable. Is there anything we can do to take on the corporate fashion house giant that is Chanel to let them know this is just getting stupid? You can buy a whole lot more bag and ornamentation for what chanel is going to now charge for a classic if you go to other designers. Come on, we can buy a Nancy Gonzalez exotic for the price of a flap now! A big one at that!!! Do we boycott? Do we send letters? What do we do? Maybe I am getting alittle too much ahead of myself, but I do not see the point of such a major increase on something that is so plain. (pretty, but plain) To top that all off they keep making dull colors. Increase the price of the limited colors-maybe they should leave the black and whites at the same price but increase the limited production colors. Such as metallics, purples, pinks, blues, etc (all the colors they make and than suddenly stop). The colors that are worth paying for. Black is all over the place because it is such a staple. Pay up for color because we crave the color and it is harder to find. Supply and demand should rule the increase, not because they feel like it. How do they even justify the increase? We know the bags aren't made that well because all of us have had one or more quality issues. A scratch, a tear, an unraveled leather strap, a link breaking, a lock not lining up. For all we know outsourcing may be going on with false stamping as to where it was produced. I think they need to show us where this extra money is. Material cost going up? Labor increase? Is the value of the dollar against the euro dictating this? Crude fuel prices? Show me where my money is going. I run a company and when my increases are pending, I am shown where and how much and why. As a consumer we are shown in most industries why things go up-GAS PRICES ANYONE. What makes this any different? For now, I will still be a slave to my passion of bags, but I just wanted to get this off my chest. I will purchase a melrose bag,metallic symbols, and maybe a clutch. BUT I will make sure they never go near my mouth or food-who knows, maybe they are outsourced and lead may be contained in some article. HA.