Soooo... I have been dreaming of a black first for the longest time. I have a silver City and carry it in every nicer occasion, but I really wanted a more casual B-bag. But I am currently on a very low budget... then I went to eBay, and I found a listing with all the odds: european seller (no taxes to pay), older, smooshy leather (purchased originally at the end of 2004), a purrrrfect black First. No signs of wear whatsoever, only the tassel are split. So I email the seller (0 feedback! I was sure it was a bogus listing) and I got an answer right away. She sent me more pics, copy of the original receipt, copy of the Visa receipt. Everything positive. I was ready to wait until the end of the auction but incredibly the seller agrees to sell it to me for the starting price of the auction (500 Euro). I decided to risk, bought the bag, paid right away... the seller was a doll. She sent the bag by DHL the day after - i.e. yesterday - and today I got the bag, and it's gogeous!!! It's so soft squishy and smushy, no smells of any sort, minor scratches on the mirror but they do not bother me. Overall, a great purchase. I was so happy and relieved and for once I was happy to help a 0 feedback seller to build her reputation!!! I am so happy, for maybe the first time in my life I feel I have won at the Casino! PS: I owe LouiseyPeasey a dinner! If you ever come to Firenze, please let me know! So, here it is, my new baby! I will post more pics tomorrow, with daylight, and maybe with Big Sister Silver City!