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5-piece Protocol Phoenix Luggage Set (3 Uprights + 2 Accessories) EXPIRED

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JCPenney has 5-piece Protocol Phoenix Luggage Set (3 Uprights + 2 Accessories) on sale for $125.99 when you apply coupon code POPQUIZ at checkout. Shipping is free however there is an $8.95 Oversize Surcharge.

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Available Colors:
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Includes:
  • 1x Packing Cube
  • 1x Toiletry Bag
  • 1x 20" Upright (5.7lbs)
  • 1x 24" Upright (5.8lbs)
  • 1x 28" Upright (8.5lbs)

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They are calling it a 5 piece but it's really 3 pieces of actual luggage. A really good price for basic ABS hardside luggage. The reviews are almost suspiciously good and some are incentivized.

Included: 1 Packing Cube - 11x6.75x3, 1 24" Upright(s), 1 28" Upright(s), 1 20" Upright(s), 1 Toiletry Bag(s)

https://www.jcpenney.com/p/protoc...5008197254

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ABS Plastic? Skip. 100% Polycarbonate for luggage is the way to go.
I work for an airline and do not recall ever seeing this brand, proceed with caution. Travel Pro, Samsonite, Away, Delsey, Tumi, Briggs and Riley, American Tourister are all pretty good.

Worst one I would definitely stay away from is iFly, constantly dents and wheels break off.
If its heavy then it will itself take much of the airplane allowed luggage weight..

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Anyone heard of this company before? Been looking for a cheap hardside set and want to make sure this isn't something to avoid.

Thanks for the find OP!
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Most of the reviews are incentivized reviews as indicated in reviews.
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ABS Plastic? Skip. 100% Polycarbonate for luggage is the way to go.
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If its heavy then it will itself take much of the airplane allowed luggage weight..
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Had three abs luggage being cracked. Definitely go through costco or sams if you get abs. Otherwise, go with polycarbonate if you want to save in long run.
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Quote from bro240 :
Anyone heard of this company before? Been looking for a cheap hardside set and want to make sure this isn't something to avoid.

Thanks for the find OP!
I work for an airline and do not recall ever seeing this brand, proceed with caution. Travel Pro, Samsonite, Away, Delsey, Tumi, Briggs and Riley, American Tourister are all pretty good.

Worst one I would definitely stay away from is iFly, constantly dents and wheels break off.
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Quote from sbcookiemonster :
I work for an airline and do not recall ever seeing this brand, proceed with caution. Travel Pro, Samsonite, Away, Delsey, Tumi, Briggs and Riley, American Tourister are all pretty good.

Worst one I would definitely stay away from is iFly, constantly dents and wheels break off.
Thanks!
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Quote from sbcookiemonster :
I work for an airline and do not recall ever seeing this brand, proceed with caution. Travel Pro, Samsonite, Away, Delsey, Tumi, Briggs and Riley, American Tourister are all pretty good.

Worst one I would definitely stay away from is iFly, constantly dents and wheels break off.
I am pretty confident the majority of flyers don't fly with those brands.
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I am pretty confident the majority of flyers don't fly with those brands.
A majority actually do, don't make the mistake of buying one that breaks on the first or second trip. Buying two cheap sets is more expensive than buying one good set that will last years.
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how did you come up with that majority confirmation? and is that what you do? stay at the airport and log what luggage brand people travel with? I don't doubt that there are a lot, plenty even, of people who bought those luggage but a majority? I need to see some data.
What are you on about, you are surprised that he listed the most popular brands as what people use the most? What is so unbelievable about that?
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I'm the original poster of the deal. It's funny what deals the staff choose to put on the front page. The SD/JCP financial relationship must be strong! Look at how they spun the shipping cost - "shipping is free, but...."

I posted this set because it was a decent price for what is clearly mediocre quality hardside luggage. "Protocol" is an old brand, it's just cheap overseas stuff they slap that name on. It has always been cheap luggage. It serves a purpose for some people but if you are looking at this as your main set for flying I wouldn't get it. To be clear I disagree wtih people saying "ABS bad, Polycarb good". There is great ABS luggage and really poor polycarb luggage. Take a look at the 100% polycarb American Tourister 3 piece set that is on SD right now, lots of people saying that set broke for them as well in the comments. What matters is the overall structural design, density of the plastic resin and structural support. With that said, yes it is commonly said that polycarbonate is more resistant to cracking than ABS but the chemical resin is just one component is structural integrity of luggage.

I personally ended up buying the single piece Swiss Gear large suitcase for the $80 deal that a staff member posted last night. It's out of stock now though. It's ABS but very good reviews, better than most cheap polycarbonate pieces.
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This is the first post in the last 15+ years of being on SD that I'm seen an OP grumbling about their post hitting FP !!!
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