i've bought this samsonite set before; it's pretty crappy. The handles are thin and wobbly while the zippers are not smooth and indicate they may not last more than 3-4 use. I ended up gifting away piece by piece and got hardshell luggage set and it's taken abuse very well for travel all over (US to Aus, SE Asia, Europe, etc)
Samsonite is just a name now, especially at this price since something has to give for quality. They are pretty poor after a trip of two domestically. International, one round trip and the innards get exposed.
The warranty does not apply against normal wear and tear. So you have 10 years of warranty only against manufacturing defects. Basically the warranty is useless.
hmm I dunno really how the warranty works. my mother in law swears by Samsonite though. she is a pretty hardcore business traveler, said that a Samsonite she purchased at Macy's about 6 years ago busted. she brought it to Macy's and they switched it for a new one, no questions asked.
What is the purpose of a 5 piece set? Don't most people who are flying really just need a carry-on and one decent suitcase for check-in? I can't imagine rolling up to the airport and unloading all this stuff at baggage. Even for car travel it seems a bit much.
Aw after looking at the comments, yes, I can imagine that it's poorer quality. In fact I was just on a different forum somewhere and someone had mentioned that American Tourister is actually a better quality these days. Anyway, I'd have to agree. Maybe this can last a few trips, but not forever...bummer.
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