I emailed someone selling a bag described as a 'rarely available, black 35 cm Hermes Birkin' asking why she was selling it so cheaply. I received this reply (with names/identifying features removed) - "Hi, Please be advised ever bag selling on the internet is fake. If you want the real thing you go to Hermes and pay GBP4000, for a bag!!! What we have on the internet are exceptional great copies that even the staff in Hermes in Paris did not know the difference, as I tried it out there. Same good material used to make the real bags as it is for the fake. Same leather and palladium hardware, stainless steel key and lock all with Hermes lables and markings, like the makers stamp. Im being honest with you as someone else may not be. You can make me an offer if you are o.k with what i have said or go to Hermes and pay the price. (which I dont think is worth it because you can buy a house in Bulgaria for the same price as a hand bag!) Kind regards *******" I am obviously not going to pursue the bags, but wondered what you guys thought of a) someone being 'honest' about fraud and dishonesty and b) her claims about the indetectable differences.