I thought I'd share my Balenciaga experience. I bought a gorgeous bright red messenger bag for my little iBook for a trip I was going on. Maybe it was a mistake to get it on eBay, but I did and when it arrived I was in total shock. The colours of the different exterior sections were mismatched, kind of like a patchwork and the flap was cut and sewn at an angle and crooked! It didn't even fit properly when closed, with one side exposing about a 2 inch section of the interior! Also, there were no tags and I'd specifically asked for them to be left on! The seller advertised the fact that customs removes the tags sometimes, which sounded very fishy to me. I was very fortunate, that the seller agreed to take it back with a full refund, but my experience with this wonderful designer makes me extremely hesitant to buy another Balenciaga. Anyone else encounter any negatives like this?