All About Luggage

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All About Luggage

Postby Yong HL » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:08 pm

hi all

i am sourcing for a reasonable priced light weight luggage which is durable, not the filmsy kind. So far i only know samsonite for its reputation/quality but quite ex (or is it considered as reasonably priced?)... Thank you for your advise :)

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Postby MMM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:31 pm

Personally, I am a fan of Samsonite.

I bought my Samsonite luggage while we were holidaying in HK 3 yrs back. For some reasons, Samsonite luggage are very very expensive in Singapore. I saw the same luggage I had at Plaza Singapura few months back and they are selling the same bag for $400+. Think I paid around $200+ in HK. I felt it was a good deal and grab it.

The same luggage had lasted me for at least 5 US trips and numerous regional travels. It was only recently that the extension zip gave way but as it was under warranty, I got it repaired for free and they even provide the service of sending the luggage back to my place. The roller wheels through the heavy usage is still working fine.

I love Samsonite for its durability and reliability. I am also using their laptop bag which lasted me for 5 yrs and it's still good. The only "disadvantage" is that sometimes it's so durable that you cannot find a good reason to buy a new bag.

I got some delsey luggage during the warehouse sale. Just felt that it is not as solid as the Samsonite. My parents also bought a Arnold Palmer roller wheels luggage. Despite the roller wheel, it was difficult to control the luggage, we had to literally "chase" after the luggage.

Have you considered American Tourister??? Think it's the same co. as Samsonite?

My hubby bought a hardcover Samsonite for our honeymoon (11 yrs back). Those hardcover and it's still very solid. So I really associate Samsonite with reliability.

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Postby Yong HL » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:42 pm

Thanks MMM :)
i saw the latest light weight edition from samsonite.. i love its light-weight and but its reallieee expensive... i already have 2 big luggages at home. 1 of them i really regret buying it coz its really heavy after trying on the samsonite light weight.. haha.. tinking getting rid of it but dunno where to rid it to coz its still so new.. used only 2 times! sigh..
yesterday saw one selling $99 (medium size) but its so filmsy..
maybe i will check out American Tourister... thanks.. :)

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Postby tankee » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:49 pm

I believe Samsonite is still having its trade-in promotion right now.

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Postby MMM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:51 pm

We were in Genting in Dec and they had some of those branded sale in the convention hall. They had samsonite and I saw something that I fancy. Around S$300. I know I will not get it at that price in Spore. I like those cloth? (non hardcover) and roller wheels is a must. Hubby was like.... we already have 2 big luggage, 2 medium and 1 cabin.... Do we really need another????

I think it really depends on your needs. Eg. are you a frequent traveller. If so, it's good to get a Samsonite. If you are only going to use it once a year then do reconsider.

Yes agree on the light weight. This is very true if you are buying lots of stuff and there is a weight limitation. If the luggage itself is already so heavy then what else..... Some airlines are quite sticky with the weight. Another consideration is also are you a male or female? There are some point where we have to "carry" the luggage (eg. off the belt). So it's better to have something light.

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Postby Yong HL » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:52 pm

thanks tankee..
i asked before, the trade in promo is only for specific range - the black ones.. i passed by the suntec branch yesterday and i no longer see the promo lei.... considered before but still err.. thinking then...

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Postby Yong HL » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:59 pm

MMM...
haha.. your hubby sounds like mine... he also said there are 2 big & 2 small ones at home.. why buy another. but i am going on a trip with my girl frens.. a medium one will be gd (which i dun have).. now that you mentioned samsonite is cheaper abroad, i wonder if i shld bring a small one and then check out at the destination...

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Postby tankee » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:00 pm

MMM wrote:...My hubby bought a hardcover Samsonite for our honeymoon (11 yrs back). Those hardcover and it's still very solid. So I really associate Samsonite with reliability.


must be the Oyster Case series ....

I have one, survived many overseas trips, many scratches, but still hardy.

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Postby tankee » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:03 pm

Yong HL wrote:thanks tankee..
i asked before, the trade in promo is only for specific range - the black ones.. i passed by the suntec branch yesterday and i no longer see the promo lei.... considered before but still err.. thinking then...



I last saw the advert sign was last Friday 19.03.10 at Samsonite shop at IMM.

yes, specific range, but i recall 2-3 colours and 2 sizes available. well at least that was what available at the start of the promotion.

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Postby tankee » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:08 pm

MMM wrote:...I think it really depends on your needs. Eg. are you a frequent traveller. If so, it's good to get a Samsonite. If you are only going to use it once a year then do reconsider.

Yes agree on the light weight. This is very true if you are buying lots of stuff and there is a weight limitation. If the luggage itself is already so heavy then what else..... .



I agreed on the weight factor.

Personally, I preferred hardy suitcases. I do not want to risk the suitcase breaking down on me while I am on a trip, worst while being loaded / unloaded from the plane. I have seen people wrapping their broken suitcase with tapes at the airport.

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