Would you buy from your friend who is a SA at a high end store and is best friends with a manager at Chanel, so you could probably get a bag that has a waiting list--no discount from your friend is involved. Your friend would get the sale added to her reg. commission. But the friend kind of has a attitude about you buying expensive things and makes some comments about it. It is much easier for me to ask her to buy then go to the store she works at in NY. She is more than willing to pick me up anything I need from her store and has done so in the past but makes comments on bags.... Now I still have a few friends in Florida I can ask to check on things but I have had some bad experiences with packages sent in the mail being damaged. I know it is not their fault.