I have posted on a separate thread, my stam agony over the glue stains - yellow orange snot like - between and along the frame and surrounding areas of the bag. I paid $1295 plus posting which makes it about $1330. The seller was a reputable and a very good seller. She said rather than make a loss by reducing the price to make up for the defect, she would rather refund all monies to me, have the bag shipped back to her, and she will bring it back to NM for a full refund, as she paid full price for it (which would be $1200 for F/W/05 correct?). So I asked her if NM is willing to take the bag back after a year. My question to you is: should I keep this bag, stains and all? There are various arguements out there - look at the glue stain stam thread. I kept on going back to the fact that I can get a classic authentic like new / new Chanel for about $800, YSL for about the same, a new DEER SKIN antic cervo prada bag for about $1500-ish (those who have seen this leather in real life will understand, Jill? are you around?), and that our fellow lucky PF-er kimmisu had her Taupe 05 for about $1100 with some minor scratch and stain. But I really like this Ivory Stam 05!! :dots: baglover - our beloved MJ godma - comforted me by showing me how much others have paid for theirs (see glue stain thread) some may be considered over-priced but it depends on how bad you want it and how many others want it as bad. so, at this point, objectivity goes out the window, and it all become subjective... :true: i am still on the fence (baglover knows that i have been conflicted no end in this process of trying to obtain a stam which i can love, from the topaz 06 which i have returned, and now this. i am exhausted...) PLEASE HELP ME WITH YOUR OPINIONS.... ?