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    Default I just bought another briefcase.... WHY!

    Hello Ladies,
    I just bought another briefcase - I already have 5.... WHY DID I DO THIS?

    1) I just sold my Cartier TT Moonphase Gents watch..... I could not bear to have a quartz gents watch in my Luxury collection.... I did not really enjoy wearing it (I also have a Rolex TT DateJust, Omega Speedmaster Professional and a Breitling Navitimer).

    2) I saw an EPI BLACK PRESIDENT from a good seller - JPBRANDLOVER - I have bought from him in the past and have always been happy with the purchase. Certainly no bargains.... some of his stuff is a bit down on the grading scale - he seems to sell things that the Japanese consider "too used".... but 100% genuine Louis Vuitton from Japan.

    3) The briefcase was listed on ebay and the photos really over enthasised the faults..... He claimed some of the brassware was rusty - brass does not rust.... it just needed a dam good polish..... there were a few blemishes from wear with the leather.... a bit of shoe polish and water proof coatings should do the trick....

    The listing is at:-
    ~AUTH LOUIS VUITTON EPI BLACK PRESIDENT HARD CASE $7000 - eBay, Luggage, Travel. (end time 11-May-09 03:32:36 AEST)

    or search for completed auction - 110386240118

    I really think he zoomed too close on the faults.... I mean this is a 10-15 year old item.... not perfect ..... but certainly ok condition....

    I just got the item....

    I then I did the following to it:-

    1) Brasso on the brassware.... this took about 1+ hours!
    2) Washed outside and inside with soap water - via a very damp cloth
    3) Dry with towel immediately
    4) Washed outside and inside with clean water - via a very damp cloth
    5) Dry with towel immediately
    6) Black shoe polish - in a tube called Tania Rain Guard Black Noir 009 - good rub in - used about 1/4 of the tube 50g contents. LV also calls the black Noir.... so this Noir shoe cream is a very good match~!
    7) Wipe over with dry cloth to remove excess polish
    8) Oroton Leather care cream - good rub in
    9) Wipe over with dry cloth to remove excess
    10) Wait till dry then polish with a dry cloth

    I should of photographed the results.... but ..... I snuck out from work and dropped the briefcase in to Louis Vuitton (as the spring in the middle lock is broken).
    They all loved it - thank God I cleaned it first - I was proud of it. The senior lady came over and stroked the epi leather...... touching it and asking about it as if it where some exotic piece (WHICH IT REALLY IS!)..... She told me she absolutely loved the Epi finish. I reminded her that her LV store had a nice LV President in Taiga leather..... but she told me she really loved the Epi instead.

    Another LV assistant (younger and also Asian) came over and asked me politely how many items I had..... Unfortunately Archie42 is not the most humble person at times..especially when talking to an attractive young asian lady with beautiful big brown eyes!..... I told her I love LV.

    The Kudos from this beautiful Vintage piece is simply amazing..... I am starting to fall deeply in love with this piece......

    Just waiting for the repair ..... I will post pics very soon.....

    Kind regards,
    Last edited by archie42; May 19th, 2009 at 06:53 PM.

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    Default Re: I just bought another briefcase.... WHY!

    Hello,
    My local LV store just rang with a quote to replace the spring on my LV Epi President.

    Unfortunately the entire top half of the s lock needs to be replaced - they can't simply add a new spring.... The keys will remain the same as the bottom part of the lock is kept (just replacing the top bit).

    HOWEVER the cost is only AU$100-

    I assume this is heavily discounted because the piece was so shockingly expensive when new.....

    I told them to go ahead with the repair......

    I will post photos of the briefcase once it comes back!

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    Default Re: I just bought another briefcase.... WHY!

    Good luck Archie! Hopefully they can get it fixed alright for you.

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    Default Re: I just bought another briefcase.... WHY!

    yep i'm with brs, good luck too!!

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    Default Re: I just bought another briefcase.... WHY!

    It shouldn't be a problem Archie, they can pretty much fix anything!

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