Everyone is familiar with the hassle of starting a new school year or college semester. The summer is over and it's time to purchase a new booksack and accessories to haul around your gear in day to day activities. Or maybe you are starting a new job or looking for a replacement to your worn out briefcase. Whatever the case might be, finding quality, namebrand gear to hold your books and papers can sometimes be costly. You are always going to have to pay for quality, but you first need to know the options open to you in order to save a few bucks and possibley more when you set out to find youself new gear.
There are a number of online stores where you can purchase bags. Amazon.com is a great "find it all" store, but what happens when you need an entity that is a bit more specialized and really knows bags and luggage needs? eBags.com just might be a place you need to look at.
First appearing on the web in 1999, eBags.com has qucikly gained a reputation over the years as a premier stop for bag and luggage needs on the internet, sporting hundreds of brands of various luggage and travel accessories for college students all the way to businessmen. If it's made out of material and can hold something the chances that eBags carries it are very high. They've since expanded and now have sister sites in Germany and the United Kingdom. This is helpful for international shoppers. So many online stores limit themselves to the United States and Canada. Other then Amazon and eBay, few e-stores have expanded their horizons into other countries and continents.
eBags is solely an online entity, meaning that there are no brick and mortar stores a person can stroll into and to preview the merchandise. eBags doesn't produce their own brand of luggage, so you can basically go to any store where you live and check out the quality of any name brand/not store brand of bag and then check to see of eBags carries that particular model and brand. Previewing an item "hands on" will likely help you out since having to repack and ship off an item that doesn't meet your satisfaction takes time and money.
As many stores do, eBags offers various online coupons for potential customers to save on purchases when shopping through their website. These codes are released every month and often carry expiration dates. Coupon codes can expire the same month they are issued, but in some cases can actually last for many months. Their coupon codes aren't generally eligible to be used with certain sale or clearance items, but as always there are exceptions. Almost all their discount offers have conditions that must be met for use: such as your order being of a certain total dollar amount or a specific brand of item being in your order. Coupons generally work on a percentage off basis or a flat out dollar amount off per order and can usually only be used once per customer and are not stackable with other coupons, meaning you can't use more then one coupon per order.
In order to get the best bargain possible, you may want to wait until the right offer strikes you. Just because there aren't any discount offers you deem to be acceptable now doesn't mean there won't be down the road. eBags often offers free shipping codes plus a percentage off with some coupons (and 2 for 1 discount if you will) so waiting for the right moment might be your best bet in order to obtain the best deal possible. As with many things in life, patience is a key in this area as well.
Conditions must always be met when using online promotional codes. Therefore, it's wise to wait till you make an order big enough to justify the use of the coupon. Say a coupon is good for 15% off a 0 purchase you want to make sure you have a large enough order to meet the criteria of the special offer. If not, wait or get a friend to go in with you on your order. Keep in mind that sometimes you get higher percentage off coupons that require a larger order dollar amount, so you might want to plan ahead with others when school starts up to place one, larger order to maximize your savings.
You can typically find eBags coupons by using your favorite search engine. Google, Yahoo and MSN all give excellent results when searching for coupons. When it's all said and done, you can save allot of money shopping online if you just use your head and do a little planning rather then rushing through your order. Even paying attention to past or expired coupons can give you insight as to what offers might be released further down the road. When looking for discounts to ANY online vendor, always try to look at what past sales and codes have yielded to give you an idea of how much of a discount they'll offer from time to time.
When shopping online, you'll find that a large majority of the vendors give you various discounts that might not appear to be evident or obvious. Sometimes you have to work for them, but in the end a little elbow grease will save you a ton of money in the long run. After all, part of your online shopping experience should be not only ease of use and avoiding the day to day hassle of crowds and traffic, but to save some cash in the process.