When searching for the authenic LV, keep this in mind.... Note how much the bag has been used! It's age is one thing. I just saw a listing (ebay) for a very brown looking 2004 bag! Do you want to part with 400 plus dollars for a really brown lookng bag. I think there is more to being an ethical seller--besides not selling a fake. Buyers might now want your bag to be really, really dark a year after paying all that money. Just think about that, even if prices at Louis Vuitton have gone up, these are still used bags. I was able to obtain an authentic LV Speedy (2003) that looked almost new. Price: 465.00 Not dark. Pretty light honey leather. So think about it.