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Old 02-26-2012, 09:05 AM
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We will be hitting Charlotte at the end of 4-week trip to the States (from Brazil) and will want to buy at least one extra suitcase to hold all the stuff we (well, mainly my wife) buy (many thgings are cheaper here). My wife has gotten decent deals, in other cities, at Burlington Coat Factory, Ross and such. Surprisingly, Costco was pricey.

She also wants to hit Macy's and Costco. I learned from an earlier thread that the South Park Mall is the biggest and has best selection of stores (we'll bypass the high-end boutiqe stores), and isn't a long drive from Costco. If there's soeplace with low prices on luggage in that area, great, otherwise we'll get the bag wherever we can.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:46 PM
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When I went to Europe a few years ago, we (6 of us) shipped back everything we bought as we went along our trip. We determined that by the time we bought and carried extra luggage, and paid those fees, along with the hassle of dealing with it, it was easier and cheaper to ship everything back. We pooled our (smaller) stuff into larger boxes and shipped them back every few days to the parents of a couple of our group.

One of us collects Coke memorabilia, and she didn't want to ship some of her bottles. A couple of them broke in her luggage in the middle of the trip, so she got to enjoy Coke smell and stickiness for the rest of the trip, plus having to wash all of her clothes.

Something to consider.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:10 AM
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I agree shipping it may be easier and cheaper, however if you really want luggage with a decent price Marshalls and TJMaxx have brand names for good prices, we bought ours there years ago and it is still holding up really well
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:40 AM
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Thanks. We're talking about 1-2 bags max, and since we're flying biz class we'll still be under the limit. Thanks for the tips on stores. I'd forgotten about Marshall's and TJ Maxx, but will look to see where their stores in Charlotte are. We'll definitely hit Macy's and Costco, but never find deals on luggage there.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:37 AM
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Check Habitat for Humanity stores, along with Goodwill, and Salvation Army. Sometimes, very good luggage ends up there. Lord knows, we have donated some very good pieces over the years because we did not need the pieces; carry on, even if it's trip for a week.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:19 PM
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We wanted a hardsided suitcase and found a good deal at Sam's Club last month. They also had some good sets if you needed more than 1 pc.

Price wise if you aren't picky Marshalls/TJMaxx seemed to be cheapest.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:22 AM
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Ended up buying one suitcase at Ross in Asheville and another at a Ross in Charlotte. TJ Maxx (and Tuesday Morning, as I recall, but could be wrong) also had some good deals. Costco surprisingly expensive for luggage, as we'd seen before.
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