Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Is This a Super-Good Deal, or What?

I was looking to buy a suitcase, and I stumbled upon this item on ebay. A five-piece set for $45 + $20 shipping. First I thought, "Wow! That's way to good to be true." So emailed the seller. He said he is in fact selling five pieces for $45. Now I'm thinking, "Well, if it's true, maybe it's not that good a deal." What do you think? Should I jump on this, or will I be buying something I don't need. I only need one small suitcase. But this guy is selling five for the price of one! What do you think?

26 comments:

  1. If it's decent quality then it's probably worthwhile.

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  2. ask to see a pic of what they really look like now, not the picture of what they were supposed to look like brand new

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  3. this might help. for a disposable suitcase it seems quite expensive.
    http://reviews.macys.com/7129/250318/tag-springfield-5-piece-luggage-set-reviews/reviews.htm

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  5. Dowy: thanks for the link.

    It's interesting how some people can say "This luggage is awesome!" and others say, "This luggage is evil. But if you average out everyone's opinions, it seems that it's a bad deal.

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  6. I don't see the point of purchasing so many suitcases when you only need one. Where, for example, would you store them?

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  7. I could leave them in my parents' home, from whence I have taken many a suitcase which I subsequently used to death.

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  8. you get what you pay for.

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  9. Technically, from whence is redundant because "whence" means "from where." However, from whence has been used over the centuries by a great number of eminent writers — Shakespeare, Swift, Dickens, you name 'em — and people probably understand it better than they do a plain old "whence." I wouldn't recommend using it at all where a "from which" or "in which" would do the trick. Burchfield seems to lament the dusty quaintness or poetic quality of "whence" and says, "Words come and go, and whence may well come back into routine use."

    Authority: The New Fowler's Modern English Usage edited by R.W. Burchfield. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England. 1996. Used with the permission of Oxford University Press.

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  10. If it's good enough for Shakspeare and Dickens, it's good enough for me.

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  11. Don't forget from where you're from!

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  12. ...there's a child in everyo-one, like a soldier in his army, you once told them how it should be, now i see that they've changed your sound, made you think you're some king with a crown, without your roots, you're foolin' around, something merry-go-round...

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  13. The Real 8th DayMay 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    i think theyv got u on a (merry go round)

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  14. thank you that came to me yesterday at 5.10 am. i believe some of the other words were partially wrong as well. best song EVER.

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  15. The Real 8th DayMay 11, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    i like the new song its shabbos now

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  16. Yes, that is a very nice song. Point is, there are many "very nice" songs, but best song ever will take more than being very very nice.

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  17. the best song is the one ur in the mood of

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  18. the old Hawaian hippyMay 11, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    and the best place to be is in your body.

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  19. Nu, beg to differ. Beggars can't be choosers but I am no beggar so I don't give you that choice. Definition of best song = song stuck in my head for over a week straight that i still love.

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  20. Beggars can't be choosers does not mean that I don't have a choice if you're the beggar.

    And I hardly see how that phrase is pertinent.

    And your definition fits in with Doauiey's nicely, while yours is too specific to fit into his. General rule wins every time.

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  21. who says general rule wins every time?

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  22. There's a general rule which says it.

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Forth shall ye all hold.