For the past two or so years Benjamin has wanted matching luggage instead of the rag-tag affair we’ve been using, which consists of:
- a very large lime green roller-duffel I named Grendel which Benjamin affectionately refers to as a female, never having read Beowulf — courtesy of IBM’s Thanks! awards program
- a small gray wheel-less duffel — courtesy of IBM’s Thanks! awards program
- a small black and blue wheel-less duffel — courtesy of IBM’s Thanks! awards program
- a nice black roller bag that was originally purchased for B’s wedding emergency kit and quickly got repurposed as regular use luggage
As you can tell out of the four bags we use for luggage only one wasn’t given to me by IBM – yes I’m that cheap, err… practical.
Due to the recent bankruptcy of Samsonite, two of their local stores are closing and have mark downs such that their luggage seems somewhat reasonably priced. We’ve looked at luggage a couple of times but haven’t been moved by them, until today. Today we walked out of a Samsonite store with: two 22″ carry-on roller bags, one 26″ roller bag, and one laptop-bag-esque bag — all at 60% of the original price. They are all matching Sevruga bags (which after looking on Samsonite’s website, they don’t make any longer).
So now we have matching luggage all ready for TSA to abuse during our trip to Texas for Thanksgiving.