Ok, I'm an LV virgin! I have a black Balenciaga City 06 & Spring 05 petrol Fendi Spy...So basically I know nothing about authenticating LV's...I am thinking about getting this Speedy listed above...I haven't decided if I'll go straight to the boutique or try my luck at eBay. However, I would like some help with this bag. If I do have a look on eBay, what should I look for to avoid fakes? Does this bag have a date code? If so, where? Does anyone have an opinion about the look of this bag? There is a great pic on the PF with Denise Richards holding the fuschia Neo Speedy. I personally think it looks hot on her...I wear a lot of casual clothes esp. jeans and I think I would use it a lot more than my Fendi. The Fendi leather marks so easily and I need a more casual throw-around bag. I am just confused and thinking too much. Any input would be great from any one of you die hard LV addicts!