First off, a slightly belated happy 2007 to everyone! Its been a while since i've last been able to log-in heh, and i'm pleased to announce that the DS flap i recently purchased has arrived safely!!! Will post pics as soon as i've got access to my photos on the other computer However, my experience with this purchase wasn't an entirely satisfactory one I bought this bag in an off-eBay transaction, and was expecting everything that the seller listed in the auction to be provided with the bag. As such, i didn't want to assume, so i emailed her more than once to check if she/he would be posting out the box, ribbons, the receipt, authenticity cards etc etc etc. The seller also confirmed in a return email that the bag would come with them. However when the bag arrived, i discovered that the seller only sent the bag with the dustbag, a photocopy of the receipt and the authenticity cards. Because i took the pains to check over and over again if i was going to be getting "everything", and was told that i would be, i was quite disappointed that ultimately the seller didn't live up to his/her end of the deal, probably to save on a few dollars for postage! Also, i asked about scratches on the bag, and was told there were none at all. But, when i received it, the bag was indeed generally in a very good condition, but there were fine hairline scratches DEFINITELY visible to the naked eye. Not a huge deal, but impossible to miss! Again, because i knew i was buying a used bag, i didn't expect it to be absolutely perfect, and in all honesty to me, those scratches are unavoidable (and thus acceptable) because of wear, but i expect honesty from a seller when i ask about these things! When i emailed the seller to ask about it, the seller just couldn't be bothered to reply. Double sigh. What i'm most unhappy about is not so much not receiving the box, original receipt etc etc... i'm just sad about the way the seller has handled this whole thing... I think i'm quite an understanding buyer, because the seller was quite unyielding in several of her terms of sale and i went along with them because i didn't want to cause her additional trouble, even if it meant a little more at my expense. So the least you could do, as a responsible seller, would be to let me know beforehand about the changes you make to the agreement, even if they're small things! I'm pretty sure that if the seller had emailed me telling me it was inconvenient (or whatever reason) for him/her to send the box out, with the original receipt, i'd have been absolutely ok with it. And also, not to mislead buyers with wrong information about the condition of the bag that's another thing that really irks me, because as a seller myself, i always accurately and honestly state the condition of whatever i sell, the smallest flaws included. Its just not nice otherwise! I do like the bag, but sadly because of all of these factors, its taken away the absolute love i might have had for it earlier When i was interested in buying the bag, and emailed the seller about it, the replies came almost instantly. However, my email to aforementioned seller after i received the bag was ignored and unreplied. At first i thought perhaps the seller was busy and wasn't able to get to the computer, but not long after I even received a PM from another fellow PF buyer who was going to buy from this same seller, asking me about whether she should buy from this seller!!! Obviously this seller directed this PF member to PM me, which indicated that the seller has definitely been online... just not bothering to be reply one short email. Perhaps to some of you i might seem like i'm making a big fuss over something so small, but again at the end of the day i'm not disappointed about the actual scratches, the lack of box etc... (i mean, right now i am, but i definitely wouldn't have been if i had been mentally prepared for it by the seller!!! Because of everything she promised, i certainly wasn't expecting any of that, hence the disappointment) i'm just upset at the way the seller has handled this whole transaction. SIGH! Now everytime i look at my bag i just feel... a little cheated and unhappy. Which is not the way to feel about ANY chanel, is it :s I wish i could've got the bag from my local chanel store now and saved all this trouble but sadly they were sold out and weren't particularly helpful in finding another one for me. Ok sorry for the long rant, i just needed to get it off my chest because i was feeling really unhappy about it!