I called my local Chanel, and they were able to locate a Black w/ silver HD reissue 227. Supposedly, it's the last one in the U.S. It was on the East Coast. She called that store to confirm they had it and what the status of it was. The East Coast store told her it was a display model. UGH! Neway, we asked her if she could find out the condition of it. She later called us back to tell us that the SA on the East coast said it had no scratches inside or out, that it looked good. Hmm..... We told her we'd think about it and hung up. I thought I should go for it, and if for some reason I didn't like it or it had some sort of flaw we can return it and I'd then get the Classic Flap w/ Silver HD. (This all happened yesterday btw).. So we called her back and said the Chanel store on the East was closed...that she'd call us tomorrow w/ details. She took down or CC, etc. Well, she didn't call today. ACK! So we called her and she said it has been shipped out!! I was worried someone else could've got it. Now I just got to keep my fingers crossed that it's in good condition, and that the size works for me. I did try on the Classic Flap in Jumbo which from what I've read on the PF that they're almost the same size. So we'll see. Also I usually prefer gold HD. It was weird when I tried on the Classic Flap in silver I really liked it. In gold, I just didn't "feel it". Was odd? Cuz I always always go w/ gold. I just liked the black w/ silver better. So I'm hoping everything works out and it's in good condition, and that I like the silver HD. (crossing my fingers)! Well, just wanted to share my story on my 1st Chanel!!!!!!!!!!