I've been an eBay buyer for many, many years, but am now considering a new purchase where I have no experience. I'm very interested in buying a vintage alligator handbag. There are a LOT of them for sale on eBay and I do recognize some of the brands from my youth. What I don't know is if these companies also made alligator-stamped leather. Do any of you have any experience buying such on eBay? Any advice? I've also visited a web site called vintageskins.com. She has some gorgeous bags but they are all VERY pricey compared to what I'm seeing on ebay. Again, any feedback from anyone? I don't want to make a VERY expensive mistake.