Even though the temp. is in the single digits here in Western NY, and the snow is F-L-Y-I-N-G... I'm thinking Spring/Summer! And what I am thinking is that what I want this year is an LV Baggy GM (big enough for all the crap I haul around.) I hardly ever wear blue, and I'm a little afraid of the pink being too "girly." The lichen (green, moss, olive) though is just my perfect color! (The Balenciaga I'm carrying right now is in an olive color and I just adore it .) Now, there is one up for sale on Let-Trade. [Warning -- if anyone from here pulls it out from under me, I will not be a happy camper.. ]The pics look good, but I am nervous given the reports from some others on here. The seller has told me, via email, that "You may expect some minor surface dirt or scratches on cowhide area." I realize that I am not buying brand-new perfect, but I don't want it to look any more used than it would be after I carried it around for a few weeks. I also have never purchased from Hong Kong and I am concerned about customs and insurance, etc. The price difference between Let-Trade and Elux is a few hundred dollars. Eluxury currently has no more of the lichen in stock, but the woman I spoke to there just this morning said they might get more in, I should just keep checking. She does not show it as being discontinued. She also said I could call LV and see if they can find one for me in one of their stores. So, should I take the risk and get the one on Let-Trade? Or should I try to hunt one up from Elux or LV? Or just keep watching eBay....? TIA to all!! I am a tpf ADDICT.