I really couldn't wait any longer to get a Birkin so I bought a new one from a seller listed in the "Reputable Hermes Sellers on ebay" list (she sells on eBay and also has a website). It arrived today and I prompty took it to my NY Madison boutique this afternoon. Since Claude was on vacation, I met with Pierre and asked if I should have the bag cleaned. Pierre took a look at it (maybe 2-3 minutes) and said that it looked fine and that I wouldn't need a cleaning for a while. He told me to be careful with the handles if my hands sweat a lot and to come in if I started seeing wear on the bottom corners. Does this mean that I should feel safe and confident that I purchased an authentic Birkin? Pierre only looked at the outside of the bag (handles, front, back and bottom) and not the inside. He also didn't look very long (again, only 2-3 minutes). Please help!