Hello ladies! (and gents) It's been a little while since I posted, but I'm still on my quest to find my wife her very first Birkin. Thanks again to everyone who's been helping me along; things have been going well, and I have been working on establishing a relationship with an SA, but rather suddenly a new opportunity has fallen in my lap... a nurse I work with has decided to sell her year-old, red crocodile birkin before Christmas, and her asking price is $12,000. Is this a huge amount for a crocodile birkin? It's a bit more than I was planning on spending, but it would be so nice to just get it now and know it's authentic rather than waiting for the H store or "gambling online". She's giving me first dibs, but she won't hold it much longer, as several of my co-workers have already inquired about it. I hadn't even considered crocodile before now, and I must say that the idea of killing a near-endangered species for it's skin doesn't sit so well with me, but this would just be so convenient :shame: I've been given at least until tommorrow night to make a decision before she releases the croc to the wolves, so to speak. Any thoughts/advice would be most appreciated!