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No need to report, unless the OP was hacked.

If you check Barkinpark's posting history, you'll see that he/she's been around here for years and doesn't make a habit of hawking goods for profit but spreads words of joy and wisdom.

Posted by
1537 posts

Hi Bets: thank you for the kind words.

I posted because I bought my "dream bag" from this brand ("ACE"). It was everything I needed for a personal item: the right size, style, functionalities, color, price, weight...etc. Too bad I cannot find that model anymore, but ACE makes other purses that are perfect for travel. Their prices are reasonable for the quality.

Posted by
14157 posts

Looks like a nice bag! Does it fold down flat or is it rigid?

I do NOT need another bag!!!!!!!!!

Posted by
1537 posts

@Pam: it's foldable and can be stored in a provided pouch.

I highly recommend this brand (from Japan). They make all products with the traveler's needs in mind. Many US brands make excellent bags for men only. ACE makes wonderful products for all genders.

Posted by
14157 posts

Good to know, thanks!! I like the detachable pouch/purse too!

Posted by
6823 posts

I do NOT need another bag!!!!!!!!!

Hahahahaha, Pam!!!! Me, neither - but I still had to look at it! I like the zipped top and squashability factor!

Posted by
6823 posts

PandaBear, as Bets said, Barkinpark has been here awhile. But good to know you're looking out for the forum! :)

You can check someone's posting history by clicking on their user name, which links to it. The easiest way to check, though, is to just hover your curser over their use name (on a laptop) or click on it (on a mobile device) and you will see a URL for that particular user. At the end of it is a user number that everyone is assigned when they join. It looks like this: https://community.ricksteves.com/users/30997 (that will lead you to me).

Right now, the user numbers are around 907,000+. The lower the number, the longer they've been here. For example, if you look at Bets, she is user no. 29,473. I am right behind her at 30,997. Barkinpark is at 141,498. A spammer would be in the 907,000's.

Most spammers register, get a number, spam and then leave, so if you're unsure, just check their number. If you're still not sure, you can click on the user name link to see how many posts they have written. If it's below 10, chances are it's spam.

Posted by
154 posts

So sorry everyone! I appreciate the kind teaching words rather than irritation and condemnation!!

Panda

Posted by
1537 posts

Well, I collect travel bags not because I am fashionable, but because it's so hard to find the perfect travel bag for ladies. I bought one (now discontinued) from ACE in 2019 and went to their store in Singapore. I think this unknown brand offers great products for the serious traveler.

Oh No! The bag is made in China. I have personal criteria. If I don’t need an item, China is an automatic disqualifier for me. I am not against Citizens of China. I oppose the Chinese government, for many reasons. CCP.

Posted by
6823 posts

PandaBear, believe me, we've all been there and done things we'd like to take back.🤣 And I speak from experience! So no worries!