Alright ladies, some of you are aware that I was watching a Lucy on eBay and had even gone as far as to contact the seller to find out where she purchased the bag from. Seller said she bought it on eBay from seller "gammaford," a few days earlier and was selling it because it was just too big for her. I proceed to prod her about the zipper pull, the lining, the Kooba plate, and everything else I have learned from visiting here. But, I did not act on it--TPFers seemed to think FAKE! Fast forward a few hours--I'm on TPF drooling over everyone's bags and hubby tells me "I bought the Kooba you were watching." WHAT!!! This is a man who practices minimalism and only buys the best quality he can afford in all things and INSISTS on seeing everything in person--he refuses to shop online. He said a few weeks ago when I had a few items in our eBay Watch list to "not buy from ebay-ever." I go semi-ballistic (it was so thoughtful I couldn't go totally nuts), and tell him the TPF ladies say FAKE. He says he realizes that, but wanted to take the gamble for the $200 he offered her since I've told him Lucy in a brown/black shade was what I wanted. Seller clearly has marked "ALL SALES FINAL," so a return is out of the question. I tell hubby this and he says if it turns out to be a fake, we will use it to store our dogs leashes in (old totes are relagated to this task). When it arrives, gals, I will post pics and we can all debate. Keep your fingers crossed for me that it turns out to be authentic. If not, consider it a $200 sweet gesture mistake.