Why wouldn't the implementation of a novel authentication technology create confusion? I haven't read anything saying that LV is using the tech only to replace date codes on bags, hence why I asked if anyone had more information. If you know of a source saying this please link.Given that LV has long treated its canvas/leather goods differently with respect to coding, hence differentiating its categories, why would a change to chipping create confusion? LV's systems of production and product management are mostly opaque to consumers.
I think resale is impacted by numerous factors, beyond whether a code is visible or not.
I am curious because I don't really care for LV bags but I enjoy their accessories. Hence I might postpone purchases in certain non-bag categories if I know they're going to be releasing items of the same model with chips or cryptographic codes of some type soon. Even though I buy what I love in order to keep, I don't want to buy something if its points of authentication will be functionally and/or technologically obsolete within the next year or two. But that's just my way of thinking.