hi ladies - since there's nowhere better than I can think of to get reliable answers to my dilemma - here it is, and thanks in advance for any advice :shame: so here's the story. i recently listed a couple of items from my bag collection on eBay, and one particular auction was for: Large Black Epi Noe & Black Epi Pochette (both were purchased around 2002/2003) now, i KNOW both items are authentic because my boyfriend bought the noe for me at the LV store while i was there, and the pochette he purchased for me through eluxury.com. i sold both items together, to a bidder in denmark, and to my dismay, about two weeks later he wrote back saying that he had taken both items to the LV store in copenhagen, and they told him that both pieces are FAKE! i KNOW this cannot be true, unless the LV store sold me a fake one. he said that they told him that the leather is not real LV epi, that it is plastic, because there are some small areas rubbed around the trim on the bottom of the Noe that are white in color. is this possibly true? does anybody with an epi (not the newer soft epi) have any similar wear? does that mean it's PLASTIC?! also, has anybody ever taken an LV to a store for verification, and how reliable are the SA's there when verifying authenticity? unfortunately, i can only find the online confirmation for the eluxury.com order - the receipt for the Noe was lost long ago, i'm afraid. the buyer is asking for return shipping plus a full refund, AND some $200+ dollar customs fee that he paid for - i want to prove that the Noe is authentic, and have some grounds for a rebuttal. please help, anyone?