Would you pay 350+ bucks for a travel bag?

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  1. RenchFries

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    Plenty of people apparently do. Holy shit. How? It's cool and all, but the price is just insane.
     
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    yes
     
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    Of course.
     
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    Fuck that
     
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    That's not a travel bag BTW
     
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    $350 is "insane" for luggage?
     
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    That's the "early bird" price. Regular prices will be around $500.

    I have a Travelpro carry-on bag that I bought for less than $200. High-quality, lightweight, sharp looking stuff. I don't see anything that can justify paying twice that.
     
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    sure. and more.
     
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    I pay a premium for quality. Not sure if this qualifies.
     
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    $350 yes $500 no unless it was louis vuitton but it's stupid to buy luis vuitton for travel so still no.
     
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    i have no problem for paying for better stuf, but i will never fund anything more than $100 on kickstarter if i do not know the people producing the goods. i have been burned before.
     
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    If an idea is good enough it shouldn't need "finding". For art type things I get it but not this kinda crap.
     
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    The wheels on that G-RO case look gay, too.
     
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    i have travelpro. stuff falls apart on me all the time. luckily the warranties are good or i would not have them now. i just dont like samsonite, and they flood the market here so its easy to get their stuff cheap.

    i wont pay $300 for anything on FB anymore.
     
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    i have gotten some good stuff on kickstarter but i have seen a lot of crap there too. i know the metal workers i fund there. i would never fund a watch or other similar items. I also have issues with funding anything with moving parts on kickstarter.
     
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    I've had Samsonite for years and I've always been happy about it. When the TSA destroyed one of my suitcases by forcing it open, I decided to give Travelpro a shot. That was 5 years ago. Still holds up just fine. :dontknow:
     
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    The Ad you linked is for $279. Free Shipping.

    I probably wouldn't buy something like that without seeing and touching it first. Some things are better at a brick and mortar store.
     
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    mine fell apart going through the atlanta airport: my connections were always at opposite ends (damn cheap employers) and the wheels just couldn't take it every month.
     
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    id pay any amount for anything giving there is a good reason to do so at the current moment
     
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