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Now at Costco - 20" roller bag for $39.99

Maker is Ricardo. Looked like a good size, weight 7 pounds. Might be a good deal for somebody who doesn't want to mortgage the house to buy a roller bag.

And no, I do NOT own stock in Costco ... although I probably should.

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15662 posts

Ricardo also makes the bags of another well known line of luggage.....anybody want to guess which one?

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6670 posts

Actually 8 wheels if you look closely. Fun to slide across an airport floor I guess. I'm sure it's worth every penny of the price.

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You can try to equate price to quality all you want but I've been traveling for months at a time for more than 25 years and I rarely spend more than $59 on a piece of luggage. I have only owned 3 different things, one backpack, 1 two wheeler and 1 spinner. I've purchased them at our local JandD outlet store or Ross, my favorite place to look for a light well made piece for a fraction of the retail price. None of my cheap luggage has ever malfunctioned even after several 4 month long trips. I think there is merit in recommending all types of luggage including $39 Costco luggage.

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Yes, Susan, you are correct.

If you plan to use this bag for carry-on, make sure the specs of the bag aren't too big for your airline.

19.6 x 14.9 x 9.4 inches

49.8 x 37.8 x 23.9 cm

7.7 lbs/3.5 kg.

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10340 posts

Could someone tell me if this is a two-wheel bag or a four-wheel bag. My closest Costco is 90 minutes away, so I don't want to even consider going there if it's four wheels. Very funny, Dick.

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980 posts

It's the 4 wheel spinner model: http://www.costco.com/Ricardo-Beverly-Hills-20%22-Carry-on.product.100230067.html

I also don't equate cost with quality when it comes to luggage. My best piece for business travel has been my Kirkland 22" for the last ten years. I only recently updated to a Gate8 bag (not cheap) mainly because it was better suited for my travel style (suit and integrated laptop bag), it has received great reviews, and I wanted to support a company that I thought was trying to do something different (they only do small carry on bags).

DJ

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2765 posts

I despise the spinner models so it doesn't matter how good the quality or how low the price I will not buy :)

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19167 posts

Seven pounds might be ok to check, but since some airlines limit carryon weight to 17.6#, that would only leave you with 10# of contents. That's little more than the weight of a gallon of milk and easy enough to carry by hand. Every see wheels on a milk jug?

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23464 posts

I looked at it and measured it. It is 22, 9, 15 including wheels and handle. So I pass it even though I need a replacement bag. It was heavy for its size.

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5697 posts

Thanks, Frank -- I believed the labeling on the box which identified it as 20". Mea culpa for not carrying a tape measure!

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23464 posts

The bag probably measures 20" but the wheels and the handle adds another two inches. All it all counts when it hits the sizing box.