UGH. now that this is the THIRD TIME i have re-typed this topic okay. sorry. lol. this idea just popped into my head since i'm pretty sure i will not be able to acquire the ebayed beautiful velour irvine from the fall/winter collection of 2004-2005 my dream-about bag has always been the le fabuleux. but of course the price is the only reason why i do not have one. i have NO IDEA when and IF i would even ever be able to save that much money and not have a problem plunking all $4000 of it down for one item. i love the bag but parting with that much money for one thing when i could buy so much more LV with it just bothers me. so. i have seen let-trade and other eBay sellers sell secondhand "new" le fabs (with plastic still on locks and hardware) for significantly less than retail, usually somewhere in the $2500 range. by december for my birthday, i will have aquired enough money to purchase one of these. however, everything i own is from-the-boutique-new and am kinda scared to buy secondhand, but will if need be. so. i also love the lockit PM but in the boutique a le fab would be my choice hands down IF i could afford it. so, i just don't know if i should purchase a secondhand "new" le fab or a from-the-boutique-new suhali lockit pm. i want a le fab but, ugh, i just don't know. what would you do? why?