Samsonite Complaint - Top End Samsonite Luggage NOT worth it!
Bought this high end Samsonite hardshell suitcase for my 150,000 miles per year travel. I put more than 250,000 miles on the suitcase and it was never damaged once until this week when I arrived in Europe - the Samsonite logo badge on the front of the suitcase was pushed straight through the case leaving a hole. The badge was attached by making an indentation in the case material which made the case material around the badge very thin and it was this thin area that broke cleanly away from the case itself. It looks very much like a badly designed method for attaching the badge and the airline agreed and said it looked like a manufacturing defect to them.
I contacted Samsonite and asked for help under my "global" warranty only to be met with zero help. They suggested I get the airline to fix it or I take it to their repair depot here in this European city I am in only for one more day (a weekend day). What would I do? Leave the suitcase at the repair depot and carry my clothes in my arms when I fly to my next destination? I pointed this out but received zero reply.
Samsonite's warranty means nothing - their high end products are overpriced and apparently designed for failure.