First, let me say that I would never buy a fake bag. I'll get a second-hand bag on Ebay before I'd ever buy a fake LV bag (or any fake bag). I was doing some Internet research into websites that sell fakes, to try to determine just how accurate the fakes are to the originals. (I don't want to end up getting scammed on Ebay). I noticed that the pictures of LV bags shown on the "fakes" or "replicas" websites are absolutely identical to pics of authentic LV bags. Now, I'm thinking that an LV FAKE could NOT possibly be that accurate. Do these websites show pics of AUTHENTIC LV bags and then send out something that looks different? I'm guessing that this is the case. Everything in the pics is correct down to the last detail. I'm sure they got those pics off of the LV website or stole them from an authentic LV dealer on Ebay. (I know that they sometimes steal Ebayers' pics of authentic LV bags.) "Replicas" cannot possibly look IDENTICAL to the real LV bags, right? These websites that sell fakes must be doing a "bait and switch", correct? IF fake bags do indeed look IDENTICAL to REAL LV bags, then I don't know how I'd ever be able to tell the difference. I do know about date codes and have read the articles about how to spot a fake bag. I just wondered if anyone happened to have any info on this subject. Thanks!