I just came back from singapore and was in the LV boutique in takashimaya mall. wanted to buy a josephine pm but was sold out while i was talking to a female SA, she claimed that Louis Vuitton boutique don't verify the authenticity of any lv bag purchased from outsource( ie. if we bought it somewhere else eg. from the ebay or let-trade...) at first i thought it's only the case in singapore boutique but later she said it's a worldwide policy. is that true??? the SA (a bit snobbish) said, " well, we dunno where you get this bag from and you should check or track the authenticity of the bag from the previous owner." i was thinking if we know how reliable is the bag then we don't have to send it in to check for the authenticity! if that's the case then what are we going to do after we bought a lv bag from ebay since they wouldn't help up??? how do we know is the bag genuine?