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HOT - AWAY Luggage - up to 50% off almost everything

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HOT - AWAY Luggage - up to 50% off almost everything

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Savings:
50% off
Expiry:
September 15, 2020
Retailer:
AWAY
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Last edited by brenden on Sep 11th, 2020 11:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
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easy-e wrote: Also for those interested in the company's values, Away was part of some controversy recently with its toxic work environment.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/2099 ... -inclusion
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Yeah, and Nike uses child labor in China and Viet Nam, your point?
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What kinda luggage’s do they sell
$35/10GB Koodo
$40/10GB Koodo
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yao416 wrote: What kinda luggage’s do they sell
you can find out by going to their website
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paulcbz wrote: you can find out by going to their website
Sorry. At the time of posting. The site was down
$35/10GB Koodo
$40/10GB Koodo
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yao416 wrote: Sorry. At the time of posting. The site was down
Expensive luggages - but sleek. Always was interested but couldn't justify the retail value.

At 50% off.... maybe,

At 75% off would be best!
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Even with 50% off, it's too expensive. Poor deal.
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yao416 wrote: What kinda luggage’s do they sell
The expensive kind :)

Now seriously, any feedback on their lifetime warranty?
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TDNGUYEN wrote: Expensive luggages - but sleek. Always was interested but couldn't justify the retail value.

At 50% off.... maybe,

At 75% off would be best!

Yes. I totally agree with you. I know I am being cheap but I can’t justify spending that much on luggage.
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stefxx wrote: Even with 50% off, it's too expensive. Poor deal.
maybe for you. for people who travel often, having a functional/durable piece of luggage is very important. I would agree that at regular price it's too much... but at 50% off it's a smoking deal.
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thanks OP - just bought the Mini for toiletries.

nvm... can't check out....
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Is it just me or they lack the search function?
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aviator_13 wrote: For those interested in the company itself - would recommend How I Built This on NPR featuring the founder telling the story of why and how the brand was created

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/08/701651787/away-jen-rubio
Also for those interested in the company's values, Away was part of some controversy recently with its toxic work environment.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/2099 ... -inclusion
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easy-e wrote: Also for those interested in the company's values, Away was part of some controversy recently with its toxic work environment.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/2099 ... -inclusion
can you imagine the slack messages going on right now? (fyi - virtually no one is able to check out.... site is crashing. sale has been a total failure in execution so far).

Still, i'm planning on getting a piece as soon as it lets me check out
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RaidZero wrote: The expensive kind :)

Now seriously, any feedback on their lifetime warranty?
I have one of their Away cabin carryon's. I used to travel a lot pre Covid - 130-150K miles by air per year. This is worth the price. Wheels are smooth. Lifetime warranty. Design is excellent. You can push it on a hard surface (like airport tiles) with one finger. Mine has a removeable rechargeable battery too. If you fly once a year this is probably not a good value. If you fly often or a few times, this is great. I was looking at Rimowa before settling on this brand - Rimowa was twice as expensive. Some of my colleagues also have either Rimowa or Away. Rimowa is like wearing a Rolex - it is functionally superb but also a status symbol which is distinctive. Away can also be identified easily and shows style in travel while also functional. I know of someone that had a problem with a Away bag and they exchanged it pronto - no problems. I frequently check by carryon as baggage and so far no problems at all. I have had it for over a year. I think I paid $379 for it.
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Seems only burgundy, white, and tan are part of the 50% off. Not the greatest colours unfortunately
RFD is the reason I live in poverty.
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vernonco wrote: I have one of their Away cabin carryon's. I used to travel a lot pre Covid - 130-150K miles by air per year. This is worth the price. Wheels are smooth. Lifetime warranty. Design is excellent. You can push it on a hard surface (like airport tiles) with one finger. Mine has a removeable rechargeable battery too. If you fly once a year this is probably not a good value. If you fly often or a few times, this is great. I was looking at Rimowa before settling on this brand - Rimowa was twice as expensive. Some of my colleagues also have either Rimowa or Away. Rimowa is like wearing a Rolex - it is functionally superb but also a status symbol which is distinctive. Away can also be identified easily and shows style in travel while also functional. I know of someone that had a problem with a Away bag and they exchanged it pronto - no problems. I frequently check by carryon as baggage and so far no problems at all. I have had it for over a year. I think I paid $379 for it.
Like vernonco, prior to Covid I was a very frequent traveler (although all domestic short-haul). I frequently need to "sky-check" my carry-on due to the smaller planes and lack of bin space, and I usually change hotels every night or two as I drive between cities/towns. I've found that this can actually be much harder on carry-on luggage than international travel due to the increased handling. I typically needed to repair at least one of my 3 (Samsonite/Travelpro/Delsey) carry-ons in my rotation every year, and replace one every few years.

I have a Briggs & Riley Sympatico spinner that I bought in 2017, have used it almost exclusively since, and have been very happy with it. Looking at the Away Carry-On and assuming that the quality is similar, what stands out are the fold-out dirty bag, and the extra handle on the side of the case - both of which are my minor quibbles with my B&R. On the other hand, it appears that the Away is slightly heavier (3.4kg with the battery pack, 3.2kg without vs 3.0kg for the non-expandable B&R I have). Amazon.ca still has this for ~$265 even though it was discontinued in 2017.

After 3 years of use (less the last 6 home-bound months ) the exterior shell is all scratched up, but I haven't had a single issue to test out the legendary B&R warranty ("you break it, we fix it free, no questions"). I did find it funny that it shipped in a box, with a really nice storage bag (to prevent scratches!!!).
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RaidZero wrote: The expensive kind :)

Now seriously, any feedback on their lifetime warranty?
While I don't have any direct feedback on their lifetime warranty, I can link to the warranty and highlight some interesting points about the warranty - https://www.awaytravel.com/ca/en/warranty.

1. "A COPY OF THE PURCHASE RECEIPT IS REQUIRED TO DETERMINE WARRANTY APPLICABILITY." Not really any different than your average warranty where the existence of the receipt will validate your warranty. For comparison, B&R doesn't need the receipt for their lifetime warranty.
2. "Away limited warranties are not transferable" Again not really any different than your average warranty. And again. B&R doesn't care about that.
3. "Any luggage (whether manufactured by Away or not) sold by resellers who are not authorized retailers." Again, not really any different than your average warranty. And again, B&R doesn't care about that.
4. "Luggage sold “as-is”, “preconditioned”, “reconditioned”, “used”, “comfort return”, “returned”, “previously owned”, or any other similar wording indicating that the Luggage is not “new” or of “first quality”, or has previously been purchased or used by another consumer." Same comments as 1,2, and 3 above.
5. "In the event of a Defect and in order to get the benefit of this limited warranty, you must return your Luggage to Away and provide Away with proof of the original date of purchase. Should shipping costs be required to return your Luggage, you will not be responsible for those costs. " Taking care of shipping both ways is better than most warranties including B&R.

The warranty says nothing about what happens if an airline or a 3rd party damages the luggage just like most other warranties while B&R states that they will fix it regardless of who is at fault.

In short, at least according to the warrantee's wording, it's not bad... not great but not bad.
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Have one and it's a great bag no complaints at all after 3? Years. Expensive for sure but if you travel by plane or train abit it's definitely nice to have.
Battery pack is always handy as well.
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As someone who travel as a hobby and have gone on planes more than anyone else i know, i don't think i can justify the price.

If i forsee my life with consistent travelling (work), then it would totally be worth it...but for now, costco luggage it is.

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