I never bought any LVs from eBay (or any other online source) before, only from the boutique directly. But recently I'm interested in some discontinued or limited edition items that are no longer available from the boutique, so online is the only source... Any advise or precautions that I need to take into consideration for buying online? Also, I do not have an eBay and paypal account so what other options of paying method do I have? And what are the pros and cons? If I do not pay with paypal, am I not protected and is it secure? Oh, I really need to get these figured out before proceeding further in any transaction, don't want to get cheated... :shame: Thank you so much for any inputs..!