Wow...I spoke with one of the Hermes store this Christmas when I was frantically trying to find a birkin for my sis for Christmas. I wondered about the eBay offers....and the SA'S Manager was kind to suggest to think twice. Apparently, some of the ones made in Korea are done so well that it's hard to authenticate the reals from the fakes. Surprised me...I thought the fakes are all junk....where do these people even find such fakes? With the expense to fly over, lodge and snoop one out...why not just buy a real one? So, what's up with these near authentic Korean Birkins?