OH MARK! DON'T BE SO UPSET <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />
It could be that they purchased them directly from the LV store (they are available already in the store) or they bought them at the convention where they were selling them. I've noticed the Little Chapel on Ruby Lane and Ebay already – don't sweat it so much.
Try to keep in mind why you started collecting in the first place. I started because my best friend gave me one as a gift and I just fell in love with them. Now I have many solids that I love! <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ /> I think there comes a point where you have to separate the product from the company. I still have issues with the way EL does some of its business but I STILL LOVE MY SOLIDS! I may not buy the new ones right away anymore but eventually I'm pretty sure I will buy them.
Please think about why you collect and how much joy it brings you to see them in your home and forget about the rest of the stuff that goes on.
Hope this helps a little <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> Take care and BREATH DEEP,