- Los Angeles Times - January 16, 2005 by James Gilden: The Internet Traveler
Baggage Check: In search of better luggage prices on the Web
I found similar offers on other sites, and then I struck gold. Luggagebase.com offered it for $99, including shipping, nearly $20 less than I had found it elsewhere.
I was unfamiliar with Luggagebase.com, so I clicked its "about us" button, figuring it was in some far-off corner of the world and shipping would be on a slow boat from China. It's actually a family-owned company that has been in business since 1971 in the coastal California town of Nipomo. It provides a physical address on its website and directions to the store.
Reassured, I ordered the Ultra, hoping that it would arrive in time for a London trip in two weeks. It arrived on my doorstep three days later.
It has been a good match. On our first trip, I marveled at the smooth ride of its "soft spin" wheels and luxury of its "comfort grip" handle. The side wheels eased navigation of the narrow airplane aisles.
Some may argue that it's not right to shop a bricks-and-mortar store and turn around and buy online. Perhaps. But Luggagebase.com has a showroom you can visit if you happen to be passing through Nipomo. Full Article
- Bottom Line Magazine- November 15, 2003 by Elizabeth Cline
Bargain Hunter's Guide To Shopping On-Line
Luggage- LuggageBase.com. Leading makers include Jansport, Samsonite, and Travelpro. Free Shipping. Returns allowed within 30 days..... Recent bargains: Samsonite Dominion carry-on upright "suiter" with wheels. At $179.90 it's priced 57% below the $420 MSRP.
- Wall Street Journal - July 30, 2004 by Jennifer Saranow
A Skinnier Runway Model
Travelpro WalkAbout Lite 26-inch expandable rollaboard suiter, $149
Quality: This 26" x 18.5" x 12" bag weighed about 12 lbs., with bottom handle for easy lifting and hard full-sided frame. But our bag's material bulged when we packed it.
Shipping Cost/Time: Free for two- to nine-day shipping. Arrived in five days.
Return Policy: Return in new condition within 30 days for any reason. You pay return shipping and, on some items, a restocking fee.
Phone/Web Experience: Site was painless to navigate, offered inside and larger views of the bag and sent e-mail notes throughout the process.
Comments: Bag came with toiletry divider, and removable garment sleeve. The site has the Web business of a store in Nipomo, Calif. and offers the Delsey Helium Lite bag for about $10 less than we paid.
- Blogger - June 11, 2005 posted by Sherilee at 4:05 PM
Update - Trip readiness! Luggage, passports and pounds!
Luggage: Well who would of thought this part would have been difficult? Decisions, decisions and more decisions! Let alone a few mistakes along the way! Jeff decided we should do our hunting for luggage on the web. We had no idea how many places sold luggage! I will tell you, though, if you decide you need new luggage, look no further than luggagebase.com! No matter how many places Jeff and I looked, inevitably they would have the best price. They didn't always have everything that some places had, but their prices are really hard to beat and their shipping is generally free on most orders.
..............Now here is where I again tell you...go to LuggageBase.com if you need luggage! We should have looked again at their site, because they had it on blow-out sale! We could have saved nearly $150.00 dollars had we bought it on line from them! I was sorely tempted to get in the car and drive the 40 mile round trip to get our money back and order it on-line, but Jeff did not want to go to the bother to do so. Full Blog