Hi everyone, Here's my story: I recently purchased a used Louis Vuitton mono speedy 25 from lvlady (seller from HK) on eBay - this was only after I reviewed her feedback & got input from fellow LV tpf-ers that she is a legit authentic LV seller. Today I received the package, only to find that it is smaller than expected (ie. a speedy 25 fits in this!?! ). I immediately had a bad feeling about its contents but tried to remain optimistic. To my dismay, I opened the box, which turned out to be some box used to pack oranges in, and found the speedy squished inside it, with no tissue paper stuffing (or any stuffing of sorts) inside to uphold its shape. What's worse is that there are several creases on the bag, which looks absolutely devastating! Now, I understand that the seller might've done this to save on shipping costs & such, but from what several buyers said in her feedback (ie. "packaged neatly", "well packed", "careful shipping", etc.), this doesn't seem to be the case. You'd think that considering it is a luxury designer item & I paid hefty amount for it, it would be packaged accordingly (of course, not as extravagant as the LV boutiques do, but at least some level of care, no?) Also, although the seller mentioned that it was used, outside mono canvas is in excellent condition, leathe rparts are in honey color with marks from normal using, center of handle is darker & inside lining is clean...there was no telling of some loose threads hanging from the bag (seller did not mention this). Should I be concerned about her not mentioning this? I know as a buyer, I should've asked for details about the condition of the bag when I msged her about whether or not it will come with a dustbag, authenticity cards, etc - which by the way, she did not respond to prior to auction ending. Another thing that bothers me is the smell! (Yes, I think it might be the infamous HK LV mothball smell...though I could be mistaken) And I definitely don't think it is the smell of the leather/canvas material. I've heard about the reps of some sellers (ie. authentic_lvlady & Let-Trade) & their smelly bags, but I didn't expect it to happen with lvlady). I've read through the FAQs section about smelly bags, but IMHO, a smelly bag will forever be smelly. I don't care what methods are used to get it out, but it will bother me to heck because I know it's there. My boyfriend doesn't believe it is authentic (since it came empty-handed), so we will be taking it into our nearest boutique soon for authentication. This was so unexpected and I'm very disappointed!!! I had wanted to purchase a used LV bag because it would accelerate the patina process (I don't fancy the naked virgin vachetta much). But after seeing this disaster, I would prefer having a brand new one, naked virgin vachetta & all. And I'll make my own patina too! I'm sorry for the long post & if this sounds petty. But it was suppose to be my very first LV bag & I had expected better. I'm at a loss for words at the moment...Let's just say: lesson learned about making purchases on eBay. From now on, LV boutiques all the way! Right now, I'm waiting for confirmation of its authenticity. If it's not authentic, I'll report it to eBay & such. If it isn't, then I'm debating whether or not to contact the seller & file a complaint about all this & get a full refund. What do you think? Do any of you have input and/or suggestions as to what to do? I hope you guys can help because I know everyone here is very kind & willing to offer their advice. I certainly would appreciate it if you could send them my way. TIA! Hope to hear from you guys soon.