Perhaps one of the most difficult, yet important decisions to make when traveling is what to bring for luggage. Many people often overlook this part, and go out shopping at the last minute, trying to find a cheap suitcase, cheap carry on, or even entire cheap luggage set luggage. Most of the time in stores, even discount stores, the luggage offered is of a rather high price. And the last minute shopper usually buys something for much more money than it is worth, spending more than they should right before a trip.
Of course, there are some cheap suitcase myths. Some say that you get what you pay for. Others say the materials will be low quality. While these, and many more myths may have had some basis in reality, advances in technology have allowed for easier, quicker, and better construction of suitcases. Today, cheap luggage doesn’t mean low quality. You can find several brands that are of high quality, and well worth the savings. No, cheap luggage doesn’t have a higher chance of getting lost at airports, nor do they have a higher chance of just busting open and losing all your belongings.
So why should you buy a cheap suitcase? There are several reasons. The first being money. Spending less on your luggage will allow you to have more money for your trip, or to spend elsewhere. I would rather worry more about what to do while I am away, rather than if I spent too much on my carry on and can’t afford the nice fancy restaurant. And another major point of cheap suitcases, and there is a very very low chance of this happening, is if it gets lost. Losing a $70 suitcase is not nearly as bad as losing a $700 suitcase.
Then again, there are reasons you should spend more money on your luggage. If you need a piece with a hard shell, chances are you will have to spend a lot more. And if you want a fancy looking piece with leopard print, that will cost a pretty penny. But in the end, no matter what you spend, it will accomplish the same task; packing and bringing belongings with you on a trip.
Cheap suitcases are available all over the internet. While there are many internet stores selling luggage, one should take the necessary precautions. Not all vendors are reputable, many are actually quite shady, and do not always deliver as promised. So spending the time to find a good dealer will be well worth the effort. Popular online stores are probably the best places to buy, seeing as they have a major reputation to keep, and want to avoid any negative publicity whatsoever.