Okay...so I have always bought my bags retail, either at the Boutique in NYC or via mail through NM. IDK....if I see something I love, I just gotta have it. The thing is, I am really fed up with the increases lately. Chanel is out of control, and I know many of you are with me on this one. So, as all of you know, I caught an awesome deal on eBay on my east/west flap with new chain. So, I said to myself, THIS IS HOW I SHOULD BE BUYING CHANEL! NEW AND DISCOUNTED. Sick part is, I am enjoying the HUNT. The thing is, it is not always easy to find brand new bags, with tags, for less than retail. You can get lucky on eBay, but one must always be wary of fakes. YUKCO. Well I lucked out again on a Fall 2007 bag. This time, I got it from a consignment store. Brand new, with tag still attached. The only downside is that there is no box. I will post pictures as soon as it arrives this week. So the question is, are there any other CHANEL BARGAIN HUNTERS OUT THERE like me?? I feel almost like I am sounding cheap.....but the words cheap and Chanel just don't go together if you know what I mean....even if one is fortunate enough to find a great deal.