I have a question about the craftsmen code on a Birkin/Kelly. We all know how there are resellers putting up these Birkin(s)/Kelly(s) at a marked up price for auction on eBay. I was wondering if Hermes are able to identify which Birkin/Kelly was sold to which customer according to the craftsmen code w/year production + all of the specs. e.g. leather type & color? Back in a couple of years ago during the Murakami trend / when the Multicolor line were first introduced from Louis Vuitton, they had limited edition bags that were numbered. I was told by my LV-SA that they had to blacklist some customers who they were able to identify selling theses pieces and that they will no longer reserve L.E. pieces to them. I do see the problem when these VIC/VIP are selling special pieces as brand new bcoz in order to get priority to purchase that 'IT' bag, you must be a loyal customer. And LV were very selective in selling which L.E. piece to whom back then. It is possible for LV to identify which bag was sold to which customer due to the numbering. For example, there were some bags that was made in 200 pieces only and numbered from 1 to 200 and let's say the 5th Ave store have #1-5. All the bags are sold, but a day or two it pops up on eBay. Therefore, it's just so easy to know who bought and sold this one. This is just my theory. But, who knows if this was 100% true unless you're an employee. Sorry for the long post, I brought up LV coz I see a relevance between it and Hermes. I know Hermes gets only a number of items in specific color and leather a year. Since, it's not in mass production, wouldn't it be easier for them to keep track of the purchase history? Anyways, does anyone know the answer to my previous Q?