I was curious what the general sentiment is on this topic. I don't buy H on eBay. Reason #1: Its just soooo risky to buy H (or other luxury items) on eBay b/c there are soooo many fakes out there and so many horror stories from people who have been duped. Even though there are very reputable sellers out there (per tPF shopping subforum), that brings up the Reason #2: The Markup! I don't have the money to pay an extra $3K to $10K markup. If you don't have an established relationship w/an H store/SA, you could take that extra money that you would be paying on eBay and use it towards smaller items at H until you have built up a relationship with an SA. If you have an established relationship, then why Ebay? The wait? I guess its reasonable to pay that premium to avoid the wait if you have the money to. The reason this came up was b/c I was looking for the Tohu Bohu scarf & I don't think I will be able to find it at H. But when I hear all the horror stories, I am so turned off, its just not worth it to me.