I am a Balenciaga Virgin, but am looking to purchase my first. I wandered over to ebay to see what is available, and was astounded by the number of fakes! I ended up getting frustrated, and decided to look for stores online that sell the brand. The only problem is that all I could find were full-priced Balenciagas... my budget is closer to what the bags are selling for on ebay. Still, I don't want to spend that kind of money on ebay and end up with a fake. I would love for my first Balenciaga experience to be a good one. Besides ebay, where have you all bought your bags from? If you don't mind me asking, did you pay full-price? What are your recommendations for my first purchase? Thanks everyone!