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If you want designer goods but are willing to buy used and save the difference, Portero.com offers people the chance to sell their lightly used luxury products. However, not everyone grasps the concept that you should probably sell pre-owned merchandise for less money than you paid for it. The site is offering up a pink crocodile Hermès Birkin bag with gold fixtures for an eye-popping $124,750. The seller describes the bag as "beyond rare to find and a scrumptious colour" and "never worn" (we don't really think you can "wear" a bag, but whatever.