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Old 04-14-2019, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Chandler,AZ
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I dont have much to pack whenever I travel. Clothes, some computer (mid tower) , misc cables and items. Besides the computer , most of it fits in a small 17 gallon tote and 2 backpacks. Would it be worth it and save me space if I fit it all in 1 suitcase? I have never owned one , but don't want to spend hundreds on one.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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17 gallon? I'd be hard pressed to squeeze three jugs of milk in my canvas. I can't imagine trying to even move a bag the size of four milk crates, 16 gallons. Plus two more bags?
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:38 AM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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A mid tower when traveling? Ok, I'll bite, why?
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:34 AM
 
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What kind of travel are we talking? Plane? Train? Automobile? Hitchhiking?
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The TJ Maxx family of stores typically has good enough quality suitcases for a sub-$100 price point. If you're near one of their Sierra Trading Post stores, they often have Eagle Creek and other brands that are a quality step up for $150 or less. Kohl's also sometimes has some good luggage sales for reputable brands.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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The TJ Maxx family of stores typically has good enough quality suitcases for a sub-$100 price point. If you're near one of their Sierra Trading Post stores, they often have Eagle Creek and other brands that are a quality step up for $150 or less. Kohl's also sometimes has some good luggage sales for reputable brands.
I would also throw Ross Dress for Less and another good place to find luggage. Also Amazon also sometimes has deals on luggage as does Costco or BJs if you are a member. You really don't need to spend more than $80 or so for a large piece of luggage of medium quality.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Chandler,AZ
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A mid tower when traveling? Ok, I'll bite, why?
Moving for a few months, want to use it while im relocated.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I dont have much to pack whenever I travel. Clothes, some computer (mid tower) , misc cables and items. Besides the computer , most of it fits in a small 17 gallon tote and 2 backpacks. Would it be worth it and save me space if I fit it all in 1 suitcase? I have never owned one , but don't want to spend hundreds on one.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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eBags has some great deals off and on. Especially on their own brands. Good warranty as well.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:49 PM
 
Location: South Australia
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From what you have described, you would probably fit more in a suitcase, but it might be very heavy.

I started travelling by plane in 1966 and have never come close to paying $100 for a suitcase. I have a theory about that;I think that thieves are less likely to target a cheap suit case.

Only time I had something else was when I was pack packing and traveling by train or bus. Then it was a medium size A frame back pack. After I got home I found I was an inch taller.(really; my back was straighter)
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