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curmit Sun 28-Apr-13 14:44:46

Are they any good, or is it false economy? Anyone bought cheapo ones that fell to bits/ didn't last the journey? Need to buy at least two for hols this summer and can't decide whether to fork our or go cheap.

Thanks in advance!

quoteunquote Sun 28-Apr-13 21:09:06

these are great, light and tough and don't break the bank.

quoteunquote Sun 28-Apr-13 21:10:46

Sorry meant to say we bought a few a while back, and they have done really well.

curmit Sun 28-Apr-13 22:33:27

Thank you! Have been umming and ahh-ing over a few from debenhams, they seem to have some good sales prices.

noramum Mon 29-Apr-13 11:43:04

We had some very good experiences with Samsonite. DH and I travel for business quite a lot and one of our cases gave up after 12 years of constant use (at least once a month).

We forked out £150 for a new one and hope it will be a good investment again. Nothing is worse than a suitcase with wonky wheels or bad closing mechanism.

preggersbycheggers Mon 29-Apr-13 13:14:56

As airline crew I would never buy cheap but then my luggage would be used ALOT!

Those Tripp bags are a good compromise for the occasional traveller.

girlywhirly Mon 29-Apr-13 13:49:55

TKMaxx have good quality cases at cheaper prices, definitely worth a look.

CMOTDibbler Mon 29-Apr-13 14:00:53

My Samsonite cost £££, but gets a pounding, and so worth it. A colleague has a soft Pillo bag for long trips, and its lasted really well, esp considering the price

curmit Mon 29-Apr-13 21:02:25

ooh, never heard of Pillo - will have a look. Think a trip to TKMaxx also in order. Thanks all smile

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