As you know, I returned my Speedy 30 to ELux at the beginning of January, and exchanged it for a Speedy 35. Well the box arrived today, and I was very excited. I immediately noticed that there was no plastic on the handles, but I said to myself that I honestly don't care if I receive a return, as long as it is in perfect condition. Upon closer inspection, however, I saw that there was a strange bluish gray tint on the handles, that there was blue color transfer on the leather piping, as if someone had worn the bag with jeans, and the padlock is tarnished! I have waited so long, but I know I have to send it back, this time with two day delivery (even though it means more money out of pocket), and when my credit comes to me, I will go to the LV Boutique to buy my new Speedy 35. The good news is that the size was very good for me. I really dread having to feel like a pest returning a bag twice, but I can't stand paying full retail for a bag that should not have been accepted as a return. It is obvious that the person used that bag a few times and then returned it.