I am new to this forum and as I was reading some of the postings from members in this forum and I thought I would just put down my comment here. I am not being bias but my thought was how can this be so 100% certain that by looking at the pictures and right away a decision is made as to whether the purse is authentic or not. I have no doubt that through years of experience by some members here they can tell just by looking at the pictures and made a comment immediately. My doubt here is how can we indeed trust these comments to be unbias. Someone said here that all Chanel purses has "Made in X" embosed inside. However, I looked into a few Chanel purses listed on eBay but there is simply no consistency. For example, take a look at this listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/CHANEL-BEIGE-LAMBSKIN-CLASSIC-2-55-FLAP-TOTE-BAG-PURSE_W0QQitemZ290132095000QQihZ019QQcategoryZ63852QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem. It doesn't indicated "Made in X" and the purse is to my understanding is a vintage one. Another good example is someone claimed that the purse does not have the leather attached to the zipper doesn't seem to be authentic. I think throughout the years of usage, some of the leather attachment on the purse is of course worn and could be detached. Shouldn't we all exercise our own discrection as quite frankly I think to be backed by 100% with consistency of the information (without E & OE) in legal perspective, I would believe that we all should exercise our discrection in filtering out the information (particularly in this Information Highwa). Afterall, even from the reading of some of the postings, we don't even know (even from checking with Chanel Boutique) on the consistency on some of the pieces of information. On a safe guard, I suggest that to avoid hassels, simply go to your local Chanel Boutique to purchase one. It may be more expensive to pay the full retail price but the long-term benefit is you saved all the hassels.