Yay! Purchased my first new Chanel on Oct. 28. Had no idea there was going to be a price increase nor was this purchased planned!! I'm excited about this bag however I feel that this may have been a rash decision. Haven't put much thought into it and am now researching different types of Classic Flaps on the forum. I've come to learn that Chanel is very confusing. I'm still trying the comprehend the diff btwn Classic and reissue. On Oct. 27 my best friend and I drove 3 hrs to Charlotte, NC from Fayetteville, NC to celebrate her bday. Ofcourse we had to stop by Southpark mall. Browsed Neiman Marcus and came across Chanel. As I was browsing the nice SA asked me if I needed help. I told her I MIGHT be interested in a Chanel and that this would be my first purchase. I made her aware that I wanted a CLASSIC bag that would last forever. She showed me the med and Jumbo Caviar and Lambskin Classic Flap. She recommended the Jumbo since I could use it messanger style. She noticed my messanger bag. I found the Jumbo too large for me. I tried the med and loved it until I saw the $1995 price tag. I asked her if prices were going to increase soon and she said yes on Nov. 1 by 20%. . I told her I would think about it. And that I did!! I could not stop thinking about it until the next day when I finally made up my mind to purchase the Med Caviar in Black w/ silver. When I went back I found another bag that was similar to the lambskin but not as shiny and smooth. This one was distressed leather. I fell in love with it and decided on that one instead of the caviar cause I thought the Caviar leather looked more old womanly than the distresse leather. Ofcourse I told her I would think about it since the other bag was $2395. $400 more. So I thought and thought about it and decided to go with the other. Now that I've been searching Chanel threads I'm kinda regretting not getting the Caviar. I've already noticed scratches on the inside of my bag from the chains being tucked in or from my ring and nails. What should I do? Should I exchange it for the Caviar or is the one I got more nice and pretty and should I just keep it. Is it considered a classic bag?? HELP?!