On the ride to the train station yesterday I mentioned to my dad that I would like new luggage. Something a little nicer than than the garage sale bargain that struggles and tips behind me rebelliously as I drag it along. My dad says, "Well you have a birthday coming up - why don't you look around."
So, I have begun the initial online search. I have been admiring those "fancy" shiny hardcover suitcases for sometime. Just before Christmas I tested one out in some random store in downtown Chicago. I don't recall the brand. It was hardshell and had 4 spinner wheels, making the suitcase maneuver like a dream, and thus ladies and gentlemen the dream was born. The dream that one day I will own one of those easy gliding suitcases.
Naturally, the online search began looking for hard-case spinner wheel luggage sets. Now, the one in the store I tested out was somewhere around $500 - $600, so the next natural step to my dream was finding luggage of similar quality for much less cost!!!
It's looking promising that I will be able to find a quality luggage set for a much more reasonable price. I am optimistic.
WARNING: I came across something interesting while perusing the net for that one great find, a very different price range for the same exact luggage set. All ye shoppers beware, there is plunderin' a foot!!! Look at the range of prices for the exact same 3 piece luggage set by Heys Exotic XCase Spinner.
This luggage set retails for the following prices at the following online locations;
Heys USA : $489.85
Kohl's : $979.99***
Sam's Club : $249.88
Overstock : $341.99
The lesson is clear, shop around before you buy! I couldn't believe that Kohl's was so expensive - don't they normally have really great bargains?
As for me, the search continues, somehow I don't think dad had in mind a $250 birthday gift, LOL, besides the crocodile print isn't really me...
*** Upon further examination, I noticed the Kohl's price reflects a "buy one get one free" promotion. So apparently, they decided to first DOUBLE the price and then out of the kindness of their hearts offer a ONLINE EXCUSIVE "buy one get one free." Pure class Kohl's - pure class.