I have lost faith and respect in eBay. eBay has nothing little, if anything, to stop scammers from selling fakes on eBay. The fact that they lately reprogrammed the means to disallow eBay members from contacting one another (in the absence of an active listing) makes it impossible for us to warn buyers from potential scams. After having joined this forum recently, I noticed the usefulness of the "authenticate it" threads. I wonder if eBay should hire and pay pFers who do the authentication to screen listings with fake bags. In terms of cost/benefit analysis, they can consider the followings: 1. trim their staff from Live Help, Security & Safety, and Claims Department. 2. realize savings from claims OK, the lost revenue from the fake listings can be significant, but compared against the price of integrity and sound reputation, which translate to customer confidence and additional sales? Well, I'll let eBay do the Math. What do you think?