This probably sounds really stupid, but how do you read the date codes?! Like what do they mean?!
This thread will help you - http://forum.purseblog.com/louis-vuitton/help-me-interpret-this-lv-date-code-19686-2.html?highlight=date+codes
The first and third number: month it was made
The second and fourth number: year it was made
For example: The date code on my white MC iPod Case:
FL0016: Meaning it was made in January of '06.