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    Bag trade-in/resale?

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who has bought a Tom Bihn bag, just to realize months/years later after using it that another bag or a newer style would be a better fit. For example, I thought that the small cafe bag would be the right size for my purposes, but it turns out that medium would get a lot more use by me.

    The bags hold up so well that I wouldn't be embarassed at all to pass off my bag to someone used. Any interest by Tom/his staff in instituting a secondhand shop? I can't imagine that there would be enormous demand for this, but those who lack the budget to be a customer could be served while giving those of us who are already fans an opportunity to correct any judgement errors.

    Considerations
    * Users would ship to Tom Bihn so that authenticity and descriptions of wear-and-tear may be verified.
    * Profits to seller to be used internally (i.e. for other Tom Bihn merchandise) -- keep the money in this company.
    * If you don't have the staffing for this, could we run a 'bag for sale' thread through the forums?

    Thoughts?

    #2
    Well, there's Tom's reply in this "Previously Loved Bags" thread basically giving an OK to posting in the forum, but having all sales worked out between individuals.

    Another thought: in the case of products that are on back order, this may be a way for people to get the bag they want earlier. Hmmm. . . I see that the Empire Builder is not shipping till mid-February. Anyone interested in a gently used version? The problem I found is that with current luggage restrictions I either want to carry a bigger bag or a smaller bag. For someone who is 5'4" the trade-off in weight for the size is better matched by other bags.
    Last edited by moriond; 01-01-2006, 11:47 PM.

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      #3
      Interesting ideas. Give us a few days to talk about it and I'll post more later.
      Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

      Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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        #4
        Originally posted by moriond
        Anyone interested in a gently used version? The problem I found is that with current luggage restrictions I either want to carry a bigger bag or a smaller bag. For someone who is 5'4" the trade-off in weight for the size is better matched by other bags.
        I'm in the market for an Empire Builder. What colors are your EB?

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          #5
          Originally posted by kengreen
          I'm in the market for an Empire Builder. What colors are your EB?
          This is black/black/steel. I wasn't planning to try to sell this before eristick's post, but I'm just not using this (after waiting 3+ months for the original order!).

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            #6
            It's interesting to find this as I was just to start basically the same thread. I am transitioning from student to professional and so I will be going from the Brain Bag backpack to an Empire Builder briefcase. My Brain Bag has to be a decent 3 years old now, been around the world and is still in amazing condition. I was looking for a 'trading post' section in the forums to receive fair value for the remaining life of this faithful companion. I'll be checking back to see what the results are!

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              #7
              Just checking in to say I haven't forgotten about this thread -- we're still talking and I'll let you guys know soon what we come up with.
              Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

              Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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                #8
                Hypercube,
                I am in the market for a brain bag. Are you willing to part with it. take some photo's of it (in particular area's of higher wear) and send them to [email protected]

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                  #9
                  If that Empire Builder is still available let me know.

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                    #10
                    Hi, yes the Empire Builder is still available. Ken was looking for a different color combination. You can send a private message, if you like.

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