I mentioned here before that I exchanged my medium croc Tribute for the Large on at NM. Since i'm pretty careful about my bags, I do inspect it once in a while and right now, I'm getting a little worried about the exchange especially since I'm starting to see imperfections on the large. My medium tribute didn't show any of these issues when I got it. K, listing the issues 1. there were random threads hanging out of the bag. I cut them and the bag doesn't seem to be falling apart as a result. However, this kind of quality would never be accepted in a place like...Japan let's say. 2. On the top of the bag, the ends of some of the threads are coming out so I see the edge and they have been singed or "burned" to keep them from coming off...but this method obviously didn't work 3. I see glue marks on the inner-bottom part of the handes where the brass rings are held down. Again, poor quality control.... 4. Which is what bugs me the most.... the bag itself at the bottom part doesn't even seem symmetrical. One side of the bottom kind of sticks out like a bell shape which i think is how it's suppose to look. However, the other side of the bottom doesn't stick out like a slight bell. It's actually kind of dented inn and I have to "train" the leather from the inside of the bag to stick out. does this make sense? 5. I'm probably being paranoid here but comparing the logo inside of the bag with my Muse, they are slightly different. On my Muse, the logo inside is easier to flip over to see the 12 digit identification number. You can also clearly see the stamped "made in italy". On my Tribute, the logo inside is a bit harder to flip over and the "made in italy" as well as the numbers are NOT very prominent at all. Also, the registration numbers has a dot stamped in between the first 6 and second 6 numbers. On my Muse, this "dot" isn't there. Can someone with the black croc tribute confirm if I'm just being paranoid or if I should be concerned? On a prevoius thread, i mentioned that the sales lady did me a favor by allowing me to switch my bag to a large. I really don't wanna have to bug her again if I had no cause for worries to begin with. ok, that was too long. But really, I would appreciate the help ladies!