I read on tPF about how great Let-Trade and authentic_lvlady are so I went ahead and ordered a bag from each of them (even though I was warned by some postings about authentic's problem with odor). I got a beautiful red epi speedy 30 from authentic_lvlady on Sunday - and, sure enough, it reeks of some sort of nasty chemical smell - a cross between mothballs and skunk. I've aired it out for the past three days - sprayed it to death with Febreze - stuffed it with newspapers and dryer sheets - and nothing. It still stinks. And I don't have the patience to keep at it - I don't want this smelly thing anymore. I just emailed Eva/authentic and told her I'd give her $50 for her trouble but that I want a refund and want to send the bag back - am awaiting her reply. I also got an 8 year old yellow epi alma from Let-Trade (also arrived on Sunday) - which had a slight musty smell (much less obnoxious than the other bag) - but, frankly, it smells like someone's basement. So I just emailed them now and asked if they have any suggestions as to how to remove the odor - but, to be honest, I'm fed up and want to send that back, too. Do any of you have any suggestions re: what to do to just get my money back? I wanna cry. TIA!