Yup, time for me to ...drag...this...soapbox...over...here...and...climb...on...up. What is it this time, you ask? Well...it all started back in 2007. I was working out of City Hall in good ole SJ. Dangerously close to some nice shops in Market Square, particularly a certain luggage shop. I can only imagine that it must have been a day or two after payday, although I can't recall exactly, but it was at a point in time when I must have been feeling particularly flush. So flush, in fact, that I decided to treat myself to a piece or two of an especially expensive set of luggage. It's called "Briggs & Riley"...if you're curious just give it a Google. There were several reasons for this extravagance. Firstly, I just really liked the set. Secondly, I thought I deserved it, and lastly, it had a LIFETIME WARRANTY. So besides being a nice set of luggage, it was also an investment. Granted, not an investment that offers a huge return...or any return at all for that matter...but I LIKED it...and I DESERVED it...and LIFETIME WARRANTY!!! This feeling of affluence came over me again...on four other occasions...so my set of luggage expanded to 6 pieces.
Now, fast forward to a month ago when I am returning from Vegas
So now we are about 3.5 weeks away from my next trip. I drop the suitcase off asking for the repairs to be done. I'm advised that it may need to be shipped away. I say that I'll need it back by April 28th. I'm told it takes longer than that because they can't ship to Halifax anymore. That placed has closed. It has to go farther now. Farther equals more expensive than $50 for shipping, I'm thinking
A week passed and I never heard anything. After 10 days I decided to call the shop to check on my bag. The part has been ordered. It can be installed at the shop. It is coming by UPS from the USA. Great! My nice suitcase won't look all scarred up and ugly for my trip!
Another 8 days goes by. I still haven't heard anything, but I really want to spend the weekend getting started on my packing. More started than just stacking clothes on a chair! So I just do the drop in. If the piece isn't in, I'll just take my case and come back after my holiday
There's a NEW procedure I've just implemented for future damage repairs. First I'll contact Briggs and Riley directly. I can get whatever parts shipped directly to me and install them myself for FREE. And if the damage is significant enough that it needs to be shipped away? Well, it's always a good time to buy a new suitcase. Something cheap this time...cheap...and disposable!!
Time to get to my packing.
Only four sleeps!!!
It's that time again...
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada