My husband bought me a Chanel flap on eBay that I wanted that was described to be in "fair condition" with this as the only mention of a flaw: "There is a small area on the left side of the bag attaching the base of the strap/chain to the handbag that is missing about a dime size of leather, as the chain caugh on something when I was wearing the bag not to long ago (it can be repaired by a good refurbisher for a nominal fee as I have had it looked at of course)." The pictures didn't show this flaw and the rest of the bag looked to be in great condition from the pics so I assumed that was the flaw that made it be in "fair condition" and that the bag was still usable since she described it as so gorgreous and an amazing deal. I just got the bag and the "dime size piece of leather" that's missing is at the corner of the bag where the front and side join together, creating a rid in the structure of the bag, and it's not just the leather that's gone, but everything under it that gives the corner its shape and keeps the bag together, making the bag useless because the bag is ripping apart when stress is placed on the strap. In other words, it's not that a dime size piece of leather is gone, but that the bag is ripping apart- it's absolutely hideous! Brown cardboard looking stuff and threads are sticking out. All four corners are also worn through to the wire thing that shapes them, there are discolorations, the hardware is very faded, and the edges of the flap are also worn through. All in all, in my opinion this bag is in terrible condition. It's also at least 3 years older than she said (6 vs. 3 yrs old). I really want to return the bag because I don't even know if Chanel can fix everything that's wrong with it but they said it was a final sale. Would I be a bad ebayer if I tried to return it and offered to cover shipping charges? If they said no, do I have any recourse or do I just have to accept the terrible bag I wound up with? Honestly, should I have expected the above flaws? Please help! Here's the item description: You are bidding on a beautiful classic Chanel handbag with a modern edge, with dustcloth and box. A limited number of this style was made by the Chanel fashion house, making this handbag a rare and beautiful addition to anyone's Chanel repetoire. This handbag was purchased by myself from Saks 3 years ago, and is considered in used condition. A wonderful opportunity for anyone who has always wanted to own an authentic, classic black Chanel caviar leather quilted handbag at a very affordable price! I am an avid and discriminating collector of Chanel handbags and accessories, and only keep in my possession the finest styles of Chanel for every era. This beautiful caviar leather Chanel should grace your wardrobe and become a sense of the height of glamour and class in your fashion choices from day to day. Wear this bag with jeans and a tee or let it complement a pantsuit or more formal outfit. I have been blessed to have found this bag as there were so few produced of this rendition of the classic style, and it is time for me to pass on it's beauty and grace to it's next recipient. Please note the bag measures 9 3/4" length x 2 1/4" width x 6 1/2" height making it the perfect size for a daytime into evening bag. The chain measures about 18" in length and is about 1/4" thick (standard for a Chanel classic one flap single stranded handbag). I am offering this piece which retailed for over $1400 for a very reasonable price as the condition of the bag is in fair condition. I am listing the bag at a very fair buy it now price of $350, which truly is a bargain! I cannot go lower as I must do justice to myself and this beautiful piece! I do recommend bringing the Chanel to a refurbisher who specializes in fine handbags to have the bag detailed. *There is a small area on the left side of the bag attaching the base of the strap/chain to the handbag that is missing about a dime size of leather, as the chain caugh on something when I was wearing the bag not to long ago (it can be repaired by a good refurbisher for a nominal fee as I have had it looked at of course). This is a beautiful Chanel, and again I have just retired it from my wardrobe as I must move on and make room for more Chanels, and the like. Whomever wins this Chanel will enjoy it and cherish it as it truly is a conversation piece and a very lovely addition! POLICY: THIS ITEM IS FINAL SALE, HOWEVER, I DO GUARANTEE 100% AUTHENTICITY OF THIS PIECE OR YOUR MONEY BACK GUARANTEED! (YOU ARE BIDDING IN FULL CONFIDENCE) SHIPPING: I SHIP UPS Ground 4-5 business days, or UPS Express 3-4 business days INSURANCE REQUIRED (AND COMBINE SHIPPING WITH OTHER ITEMS at a discounted rate IF YOU WISH). PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR RATES BASED ON YOUR LOCATION! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THESE ITEMS WILL NOT LAST LONG ON eBay. HAPPY BIDDING THANK YOU FOR VIEWING THIS ITEM AND PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS!