We always take advantage of these SM luggage sales to buy our luggage! I prefer the local luggage brands like Voyager because of the lifetime warranty they have on their luggage. Getting any damaged luggage repaired is easy – we just bring our luggage to any of their SM outlets and come back for them after a couple of weeks. Tears on the luggage fabric like from knife cuts are not included in the warranty though. Be sure to ask what’s included in the warranty before making a purchase!
I also like the local brands because they are way, way cheaper than big-name branded ones. You have to be picky about the local brands, though. Some of the luggage they sell look cheap and bad. But then there are other local brands that sell good, sturdy-looking luggage that are on sale for about P1,500 – P4,000. I go for those.
I don’t think we need to buy expensive luggage. They really just end up being thrown about in the airports’ baggage system, anyway. Waste of money. Instead of the brand name, look for something that is sturdy and has all the features you want. Avoid the hard plastic case luggage — they tend to crack and break. Check the wheels – they should be durable and they should be positioned in such a way that doesn’t make them stick out too much to avoid getting snagged and broken while being thrown around during airport baggage handling.
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Sale is from February 1 – 28, 2015 at all SM Stores nationwide!
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