Experience is indeed a good teacher.
When shopping for things that I will use long-term like luggage, I make sure that I allot a reasonable budget for it and not settle for the cheapest type. I’ve always patronized the known brands and to date, I still make use of a carry-on luggage I bought 8 years ago. No kidding.
For some reason, I was convinced to settle for a local brand when I bought a check-in luggage last month. After a 3-hr trip to Singapore and another 8 hours to Sydney, the luggage handle broke as my husband lifted it from the trolley to the car. Boo-hoo. That’s what we get for scrimping on suitcases. A Swiss Army luggage seems like a good replacement.