Hello Terry :)

I would advise you to look on the list of trusted sellers section. You could start out buy buying something small and cheaper? or you could save up like me :) I havent bought anything either. If that dosnt work out either, maybe you could look for some members selling their used LV bag/wallet etc. that way it hopefully would be cheaper :)

I wouldnt recommend buying from random sites that hasnt been verified even if the prices are very low. Either they are scamming you or the quality of the product is very bad.
I am saving up to buy LV as well. I found the bag i want and each time I get paid I set aside a certain amount towards that. I should have enough after my next paycheck. For me looking at thw beautiful bags and knowing what I want and what I am working towards helps me. Have you decided what you want yet?