I’ll be heading to Hong Kong, Japan and Langkawi next month!
Oh, I’m so excited. I’ll be literally living off my luggage bags the whole month so guess what I did? I bought a new one! A nice big one! 🙂
I remembered my Japan trip last year. I stayed in Tokyo and Osaka for 10 days.
I bought quite a lot with me; from chargers to spare batteries to thick clothing. Japan is not Thailand, where you would just walk out to the street and buy whatever you forgot to pack along without a second thought. In Japan, everything is expensive, no thanks to our miserable ringgit.
Fortunately everything fit into a borrowed luggage bag that a very good friend graciously spared me; a 28″ Barry Smith with 360 degrees wheels.
I remembered walking from subways to hostels (taxi fares are crazy in Japan), lugging the Barry Smith into and out of trains, pushing it on pavements and up & down the stairs.
I was lucky it was a good sturdy luggage bag, cos at some point I thought the wheels might give way!
With that experience in mind, I was on the hunt for a reliable, sturdy and most importantly, LARGE luggage bag.
I have not gone shopping for a long time. Work and maintaining a blog really kills my leisure time. Whenever possible, I’ll shop online or I’ll just request someone to buy on my behalf.
The same goes for this particular purchase. A quick google revealed good prices for luggage bags on Lazada site.
Since I was on the LRT and was surfing the net on my phone, I downloaded the app for easier mobile surfing. You can find it on Google Play Store.
Using the app, browsing through the categories was simple and straightforward.
I zoomed in on the travel category immediately. I suspected that my wallet would become lighter very fast if I started surfing around on Lazada’s site. Everything is sold at crazily slashed prices and god knows I’m a huge fan of good bargains! 😀
Under the travel category, there are a few sub categories. I clicked on ‘luggage’ to view the choices available.
Fabulous. I was thrilled to see the variant of colours and sizes of the luggage bags. Some of them came with spinner wheels too, which is a must for me as it makes traveling and navigation easier since the luggage bag will swerve and follow you easily.
The 29″ one is the largest I could find. And Lazada stocks this in white, my favourite colour! 🙂
At 50% discount it’s a steal. I did some research online about this Eminent brand and found out that Eminent Luggage Corporation is Asia’s largest luggage maker.
Founded in April 1979, Eminent is well known for over three decades of experience in manufacturing luggage and suitcases. There were pretty positive reviews about their products online.
Having read all that, I was assured that Eminent products are of reputable quality. Furthermore on the product page there were information about the product itself.
Satisfied, I proceed to make my purchase, all done on the app.
Once I added the item to the cart, I have the option of continuing to browse and buy more; otherwise I can check out.
For me I’m done (or rather that’s all my budget allowed me) so I proceed to checkout. Do remember to create an account on Lazada as you would need to sign in before making any purchase, which is pretty straightforward, as I found out while I create my account.
This would also be the same account details I’ll use for all future purchases.
Step 1: Billing address for delivery.
Step 2: Choose your payment method.
Step 3: Confirm your order.
Step 4: Confirmation of your purchase.
The transaction is immediately updated in their system and I received an email informing me that my purchase is confirmed. This was followed shortly with an email to inform me that my purchase has been shipped through GDEX, Lazada’s logistics partner. I could track my purchase through a link given in the email.
All in all, pretty smooth!
I received my Eminent luggage bag in less than 5 working days. Excited I unboxed it immediately and checked to make sure all is in good order.
Look mum, I could fit into it! 😀
Not bad yes? All done within 15 minutes on the app, and my purchase was delivered within the time-frame as promised on the site. Now I’m ready for my Hong Kong + Japan + Langkawi trip! 😀
*Thanks to Lazada Malaysia for my purchase!