I get asked quite often which luggage I use. Time to fess up… I don’t use the high end luggage brands. Yes, I know that many love the TU MI or the Briggs and Riley, etc but I just can’t see spending that kind of money. But was it because I was cheap or did it really make a difference?
When we began looking at luggage a few years ago I went to the site that I feel gives an honest evaluation – Consumer Reports. Yes, I’m geeky enough to love CR. I always check them before any large purchase and again before many appliance purchases.
When we looked in CR a few years ago one of their top rated brands for luggage was Delsey. I had never heard of Delsey. Sure, I knew American Tourister, Samsonite but Delsey? Blogger Hubby and I went to a large department store near us and they had some. I was on the right track but I would prefer it to be a little less expensive than what they were selling it for. I decided to wait for a sale. That same day, we went to TJ MAXX for something else and decided to look in their luggage corner. What did we find? You’re right if you said Delsey. We bought two 25 inch bags. I believe they were about $70 0r $80 each.
My philosophy is that they will probably last about 10 years or so and when they begin to rip or fray, then I’ll purchase more luggage. If it is only $70 or $80 per bag, then I feel that I’ve come out ahead.
A month or so later I went back and found the Delsey rolling duffle for only $49 which I promptly put into my shopping cart.
The luggage we purchased was black (like everyone else), royal blue (a little different) and bright red for the rolling duffel. Find out in my next post how I made my luggage stand out so that I always knew which was my luggage and how others knew that it wasn’t theirs, and no, I didn’t use ribbons!
Thank you to all my new readers from Million Mile Secrets and all the nice comments you left for me from my last post. It really did warm my heart and I felt like many of us were in the same situation with either being young seniors looking out for our budget. Of course, being somewhat budget minded would apply to any age group.