I'd say a little more than half of my current collection was purchased second-hand...I started buying LV last year in August when I got my first credit card and started to look for the pink CB items that I fell in love with when they first came out in 2003. After searching around eBay, I found one, and ended up buying the cles and PMP to match. I told my friends that these would be the only things from LV that I'll ever own, but after looking around eBay some more I fell in love with monogram as well and that was when I started going craaaazy... Next came Damier, then Epi, then more monogram, another Damier, and Miroir in December. My Miroir pochette was my first brand new bag. After Christmas, I started buying from the store more often, mainly because I finally became more acquianted with the SA there. I expected to get all these discontinued/LE second hand bags from Hong Kong, but the PRICES here have greatly disappointed me. My cousin says that people don't really sell their bags for cheap here; they try to make money off of them. I saw a Dentelle Speedy for $14,600 HKD, and another at another store for $15,400 HKD...which is probably more than what it'd cost at the store, because it doesn't sound that great of a deal to me. My last two purchases (and upcoming third purchase for me as an early birthday present from my boyfriend) have both been a boutique purchase and I must say that after buying second hand for almost 9 months, I'm slowly changing my preference to buying from the boutique. I just love walking away with a big LV bag, and spending a good hour or so slowly opening the box and admiring every single little thing when I get home. With my extra scholarship money that I'll be getting this Fall, I didn't even think about what bags I'll buy from eBay. I just thought about how I'd spend that money at the Holt Renfrew Private Shopping Night so that I'll get the $200 gift card Anyway, I think I'll still buy second hand and everything...especially from let-trade since they have great discontinued bags at good prices, but other than that, unless I stumble upon an irresistible deal, I think I'll be buying from the store from now on!