My guess is that the bag just took to long to make. The price is relatively cheap for something with such a WOW factor. Having mine and looking at it, its really well made. Its alot of details. The rivits are nice, the hardware is different. I took mine out all night and not a scratch on it. That was one of the issues I was worried about. The girl at 866 also said that it was not meant to be an everyday bag...more of a once in a while. KWIM?