Would You Buy....

elizabethk

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a Kelly if it is missing key components like the tirette, keys and lock? (read: bag only with sleeper and box).

I'm debating......

Any thoughts?
TIA:flowers:
 
Sep 2, 2006
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It would depend on the condition of the bag, and if the price was reasonable considering some components are missing.
 

orchids

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I would if a) you have complete faith in the seller, and 2) the tirette is in a skin that could be replaced at Hermes. If the bag is totally rare, I'd overlook the missing tirette though. I usually have mine on my bags so it's something that I would want, but I'd forgo it if it were a bag I knew was rare and/or at a great price.
 

Fishfood

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Oct 21, 2006
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Heck yes I'd get it!

Everything else being on the level like condition, seller, and authenticity, I'd absolutely go for it. I rarely use my lock and keys/tirette so I wouldn't even notice :smile:

Let us know what you decide!
 
Oct 12, 2006
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I would only if it were a leather currently produced and I could add those items later. But they are important to me. If you don't like to have them on your bag anyway, then it wouldn't really matter.
 

elizabethk

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Jul 25, 2006
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I trust the seller, I have bought a couple of things from them.
Condition is that its nearly perfect with no cracking, or leaching of leather, I guess when I buy my next H bag I'll have to remember to get GH to match.
DH has suggested I get a masterlock for it, he thinks it might look avante garde.
My reaction was ::wtf::lol:
 

TammyD

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I would if I know it is a bag I am definitely keeping for life (ie. for me it would be a black box 28cm kelly with gold hardware, as opposed to a colored one I may change my mind about) since I don't use my kellys with the keys, lock and clochette anyway.
 

CobaltBlu

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If its the one I am thinking of, its lovely. I would in a hot second.
 

S'Mom

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Heck yeah! If it were a grail Kelly in otherwise excellent condition and the price was fair for a bag without parts.....then I wouldn't hesitate. Especially if you have already worked with the seller successfully......I'd just do as DQ suggests and dangle a great cadena off her hardware!!!!