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curious as to what you guys use for luggage or what you would recommend. not really looking for a large check-in piece...something that would fit in an overhead compartment, but not a duffle.

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cosign tumi. expensive though and every business man has them.

Edited by xcoldricex on Apr 7, 2006 at 09:20 AM

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I buy the $15-25 suitcases with wheels/pull-out handle at my local discount luggage store (they are everywhere!!). I travel a ton, have several of these, and have never had one break....I mean, is it really worth it to drop so much money on a piece of luggage that it is worth more than the shit in side? You put it under a plane, and you don't see it for 10 hours, then you unpack it........keep your money, buy something affordable.

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^The man makes a good point. I think luggage handlers at airports don't much care how bad they treat your luggage. I sometimes think they abuse the shit on purpose.

Edited by damnIam on Apr 7, 2006 at 11:13 AM

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I buy the $15-25 suitcases with wheels/pull-out handle at my local discount luggage store (they are everywhere!!). I travel a ton, have several of these, and have never had one break....I mean, is it really worth it to drop so much money on a piece of luggage that it is worth more than the shit in side? You put it under a plane, and you don't see it for 10 hours, then you unpack it........keep your money, buy something affordable.

--- Original message by englandmj7 on Apr 7, 2006 10:44 AM

I do agree with that, but using that type of logic you can discredit anything. Why not get a pair of $30 Levis? They will last forever, good quality etc...

And I can definatley see some luggage guys deliberatley being rough with some LV monogrammed luggae (assuming they know what it is)

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Edited by SENDkylHISPASSWORD on Apr 7, 2006 at 11:22 AM

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Quote: I do agree with that, but using that type of logic you can discredit anything. Why not get a pair of $30 Levis? They will last forever, good quality etc...

And I can definatley see some luggage guys deliberatley being rough with some LV monogrammed luggae (assuming they know what it is)

Nah, you can't really use the same logic because:

a.) you don't wear luggage

b.) 50% of the time, your luggage is in someone elses hands; how pissed off would you be if your $600 Tumi leather suitcase had a big-ass scuff across it, they certainly aren't going to reimburse you. I wouldn't even use this argument for purses/handbags, etc. Only luggage, because it is rarely used and out of your posession often.......

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Quote: I do agree with that, but using that type of logic you can discredit anything. Why not get a pair of $30 Levis? They will last forever, good quality etc...

And I can definatley see some luggage guys deliberatley being rough with some LV monogrammed luggae (assuming they know what it is)

Nah, you can't really use the same logic because:

a.) you don't wear luggage

b.) 50% of the time, your luggage is in someone elses hands; how pissed off would you be if your $600 Tumi leather suitcase had a big-ass scuff across it, they certainly aren't going to reimburse you. I wouldn't even use this argument for purses/handbags, etc. Only luggage, because it is rarely used and out of your posession often.......

--- Original message by englandmj7 on Apr 7, 2006 11:50 AM

Very true, but I guess what I'm saying is some people are concerned about having nice jeans because they are stylish, and the same can be said for luggage.

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there may be some value in inexpensive luggage in a disposable sense, but I'd prefer to simply have luggage that isn't gonna break on me. Now certainly all luggage can and will break at some point but I'd like to prolong the periods between buying luggage as long as possible. I generally only travel with garment bags which seem to hold up pretty well in general, so hopefully my two tumi bags will last a long time.

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^^ I am sure they will, and if you travel alot it is most likely worth it to spend money to get something good-looking and dependable; I guess it depends on how much money you have to spend/how often you travel....

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well he did ask for a carry-on luggage, so the luggage he buys is going to be in his hands most of the time. i think having a well-built piece of luggage is important- i have gone through a bunch of cheap luggages that have fallen apart on me and its VERY inconvenient when one falls apart while you're trying to get somewhere on a time schedule... however they are fine if you're just trying to get all your purchases home or something.

so if you travel a lot and are buying a carry-on, invest in a good one!

i always wanted to get something mandarina duck- they have less of a business look - stuff is pretty expensive too though.

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i recently bought a samsonite carry-on with four wheels (extremely easy to maneuver) and am very satisfied though i did wish i looked at flight001's option before i had gotten and also some of the bags in samsonite black label are very nice.

Edited by aintnothinbuta on Apr 9, 2006 at 08:35 PM

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At urbn outfitters they have these black duffles and rolling luggage that are black with skulls and cross bones embroidered onto them which I use.

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man i think tumi is so boring looking. total executive businessman gear. i absolutely am in LOVE with the Marc Newsome line for samsonite that sells at flight001.com...and its like half the price of tumi shit

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