Where can I buy a cheap, giant suitcase on the internet?
June 30, 2014 7:46 AM   Subscribe

A few friends of mine have bought cheap, giant suitcases from novelty shops and souvenir shops in NYC. Since I'm halfway across the country, I'm looking for something similar that I can buy on the internet. Workable dimensions are around 32 x 25 x 10 inches - really freakin' big. But, amazon and ebay and the like are failing me. Can you help?
posted by entropone to Shopping (7 answers total)
I haven't been able to find cheap suitcases on the internet, and believe me, I've looked. The ones on eBay and Amazon appear to be plated in gold for the prices they're asking for them. However, you might have better luck looking at thrift stores and yard sales, which is where I found my giant suitcases for a song.
posted by patheral at 8:41 AM on June 30, 2014

Is this a single object with those dimensions, or can it be separated into different parts in the same bag? Or squished to fit different dimensions?

Here are some that might work:

Everest 36'' Basic Travel Duffel - Dimensions: 16'' H x 36'' W x 16'' D

Everest 40'' Heavy Duty Cargo Travel Duffel - Dimensions: 20'' H x 40'' W x 18'' D

Netpack 42" 1200 D Interlace Poly Large Base Duffel - Dimensions 16" x 16" x 42" - but read the reviews. Someone fit an inflatable boat in here that was 25" wide.

FlagHouse Duffel Bag - dimensions: 40'' H x 30'' W x 18'' D

Black Giant Top Load Canvas Duffle Bag - Standard - 21" x 36", Jumbo - 25" x 42" or Giant - 30" x 50".

Heavyweight Black Jumbo Zipper Duffle Bag- Standard (31" x 36"), Jumbo (25" x 42") and Giant (30" x 50")
posted by barnone at 8:41 AM on June 30, 2014

Bags made to go on your car roof rack might also work. If you tell us a bit more about the thing you're trying to fit, we might have other ideas. Again, with these soft-sided bags, you can often fit things that exceed one of the dimensions, as the bag can flex to compensate.

Rightline Gear 100A20 Ace Car Top Carrier - dimensions: 44" L x 34" W x 17" H

RoofBag Explorer Waterproof Car Top Carrier - Dimensions: 40" L x 36.5" W x 10" - 17" H
posted by barnone at 8:48 AM on June 30, 2014

How heavy is your object? Is this for checking luggage on a plane or storage in your house?

I had another idea: Christmas Tree Storage Bags! The thing is, they might not be very durable for shipping or luggage.

Elf Stor Premium Christmas Tree Bag - Dimensions 61.5" x 27.5" x 27.5"

CoverMates 48" Christmas Tree Storage Bag

CoverMates Large Holiday Storage Duffel Bag - 48L x 24W x 18H

TreeKeeper Tree Storage Duffel

Or outdoor cushion storage bags:
Classic Accessories Veranda Patio Cushion Bag
posted by barnone at 9:07 AM on June 30, 2014

Does it need to be new? I'd check Craigslist. In my area, searching for "suitcase" brought up 108 items. Surely one of them will be enormous?
posted by Naberius at 9:09 AM on June 30, 2014

Have you tried your local Ross's or Marshalls store? They always seem to carry giant ass suitcases.
posted by HeyAllie at 9:43 AM on June 30, 2014

Thanks, y'all.

I need it to be a suitcase, not a duffel, and I need roughly those dimensions. I plan to modify it so that I can travel with a bicycle.
posted by entropone at 10:37 AM on June 30, 2014

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