Ugh.. ok guys I'm sorry to have to post this. I really am as I find it to be a grating topic, but I do have to discuss my concerns. So my party line: as you all know I'm busting my you-know-what to save for a Neverfull and the purchase is a big deal for me. I have wavered back and forth on buying new vs. preowned, purely for financial reasons. Every time I've been a bit confused, I've posted on her and the overwhelming opinion has been to just buy new as there is not a big enough savings to 'justify' buying used. So the cloth tag thing. The tag itself really doesn't bother me. The only other LV I own is a French Co. Speedy and not only is its actual construction different, but that one also has a tag in it (paper actually, not cloth or leather) and I've never looked down on it as less than anything but a Louis Vuttion Speedy. I actually treasure it more now because it's such a rare vintage find. So, being that I already own one tag, buying another doesn't bother me. Nor do I care where the bag is made. I guess I like the 'idea' of a MIF, but at the end of the day, my other is MIU of course, so I don't really care. But... quality issues? This is the overwhelming opinion that I'm getting from these new cloth tags. That the quality is so poor now? I mean, so poor. Is this really the case? I read on a different thread that a girl bought a Damier Ebene Speedy B new from the boutique and something about it looked "off" to her, and the quality compared to another one that was bought years previously was so bad - the canvas was thinner on the new one. I guess I just need some opinions and for people to weigh in on this, because while the cloth tag itself does not bother me in the slightest, paying money for something that I expect to hold up as long as my vintage Speedy, but actually might not, is a big issue for me.