Hi there Is this an ok place to ask a few quetions? Do you guys hate answering questions? Eh, I'll just give it a shot! Ok, so I am in the market for my very first (insert drumroll)... Birkin!!! Yay for me! I have an Hermes boutique locally, but am afraid to just waltz right in and make a big ol' fool of myself by even asking any questions. I have heard about the fabled 'waiting list' and I have also heard that it's just a ruse. Soooo, my questions: *Are the reputable sellers on e-bay that are worth the very expensive risk I'd be taking? Like, sellers that you have all used? *If I found one on Craigslist, will Hermes authenticate it if I meet the seller there for the purchase? Or will they shun me and put me on some horrible "Don't ever sell to this person, for she buys her handbags of off Craigslist" list? *Lastly, what is a very ballpark estimate on how much a very humble (yeah, right), plain leather, not made out of the slain hide of an exotic reptile, brown/beige/orange Birkin might run? No major bells and whistles, no diamonds...just leather and palladium. I want to make sure that I love the style of bag without spending way over the odds right off the bat. Oh, and if any of you are in the market to sell a bag from your personal collection, please let me know! And if this was a major no-no kind of post, please just erase it and let me know. I apologize in advance if this was not ok. Thanks so much for all of your help! Oh, and big waves of the makeup variety to Japster and Dressage Queen.