I have been lusting after a LV bag for years but always felt they were out of my budget. I'm going to save for one, but in the meantime, what are your thoughts of buying used on a place like eBay? I'm finding it to be quite a bit of work to go back and forth researching to be sure what I'm looking at is authentic or fake. Of course, for some of you who've been at this a long time it's probably easy for you to spot a fake and know what's worth bidding on. For someone like me who is new to LV is it best to just wait and buy new? Part of me says, buy used first and I will appreciate that new one sometime down the road so much more and another part of me says don't bother buying used since I'm not up to par on what to look out for. Those of you who've purchased used, have you been duped by scammers? Have you enjoyed using your previously owned items? I do love the fact that the previously owned bags have a lovely aged patina to the handles. What are your thoughts of buying previously owned versus new? Thank you!