I saw a discontinued LV bag on eBay. I wanted it..but I HAVE to do my research before I hit that BID button. Frankly, Im very comfortable and feel always felt better when I purchase my LVs at the LV store nationwide but since some LVs bags, I like have been discontinued, I pretty much can get them at eBay. So, I asked an eBay seller regarding a discontinued Saumur 35/45 (The larger one)..The Saumur 35, got sold, approx $455+ to other poor bidder (I feel its not worth bidding on that much, since the bag was 23 years old bag, repaired, refurbished..etc..So I passed on that one. Big Relief). Then the Saumur 45 came..I researched and researched again and apparently was told by the seller that it was purchased in S. Korea. Major doubt! I checked the pics, re-checked again..kinda looked good to me. The seller claimed it was Authentic..but my intuition and inner self was telling me..DO NOT BUY ANY ITEM THAT IS BOUGHT OR CAME FROM ANYWHERE IN ASIA..fearing it would be fake. (Since Korea made fakes are as close as the real thing...I heard.) SO..I PASSED IT UP. I figured..I'd RATHER buy it at the store and feel better about my purchase on a newer, modern version or whatever new arrivals the GREAT LV would come up next! What do you think?