Ebags.com ; The Place Where I Bought My Laptop Messenger Bag
I have been looking for a laptop bag for a while now. Since I ride a bus every morning and evening (35 minutes each way), I write most of my articles there. It is a nice way to be productive instead of just watching the cars stuck in the traffic on the bridge ;-)
I used to have a full leather bag for my laptop but I didn’t really like it for 2 reasons.
#1 It was too big. This was really convenient when I was going to school but now I am drained by its weight and am constantly bumping into stuff while walking.
#2 It clearly showed that I have a laptop. When you work in a big city, you don’t necessarily want everyone to know that you are carrying a laptop with you.
So after 10 years (yes, the leather bag was also starting to fall apart), I had decided to go for a different type of bag for my laptop: a messenger bag. I really like the concept as it is much lighter and it is not as obvious that you have a laptop.
I really wanted to get something less square than the classic Targus laptop bag you see everywhere. I was looking for something light, useful but also original (near fashionable ;-) ).
This is why I entered the phrase “cool laptop messenger bag” and after a few clicks on different websites I ended-up on Ebags.com. I really like their site, it was easy to find what I was looking for.
I particularly enjoyed the “you may also like” section on the right side and bottom of every page. This is pretty similar to the Amazon buying experience. As a result, I was able to find what I was looking for: a practical and original laptop bag. On top of that, they offer Free Shipping On Orders Over $75 at eBags.com
There are a few pictures, with color changing options, along with comments and ratings for all bags. This also helped to influence my purchase. Since the purpose for the bag was to carry my laptop everywhere, all the time, I needed a bag tough enough to follow me throughout the day. Since I was opting for a messenger bag, I was a bit concerned about its durability.
Ebags customer service was efficient too
I was ordering my laptop bag while watching TV (big mistake!) and talking with my wife at the same time. Since I was just “a click away” from ordering my messenger bag, I didn’t think it would require much attention”¦ stupid me!
Once I checked out, I must have accidentally clicked on “go back to the homepage” button without noticing. When I turned my head back to the screen, the messenger bag had disappeared and I was back on the homepage.
I waited a few minutes to see if I would receive my order confirmation by email”¦ Nothing. Since I usually get an email right away, after 5 minutes I went back to the site and ordered a new bag (I just couldn’t wait to get rid of my old and scrappy laptop bag!). I shut my computer down after my purchase and went back to my TV show.
Before going to sleep, I checked my email one last time and”¦ I noticed I had ordered 2 bags. I immediately contacted Ebags customer service via email.
The next morning (7AM), someone from their customer service department contacted me to tell me that they will “try” to stop my second order but couldn’t guarantee anything. I was a bit frustrated since they had said it could take up to 3 weeks to receive my messenger laptop bag. I replied back explaining the situation and waited. Some 5 hours later (by noon), I received a confirmation from the same guy saying that my duplicate order was cancelled. About 2 weeks later, I received one very cool messenger laptop bag :-D
Final appreciation of my Case Logic Messenger Laptop Bag
As you can see in the pictures, the bag is pretty small and convenient. I really like the look and the size. It’s now easy to walk through the underground city (metro stations) among a ton of people. There is also enough space so I can carry a book or two along with pens, gum (essential, good for the memory you know) and never leave home without them items: iPod and cell phone charger (I always forget to charge them at home ;-) ).
It looks pretty tough and so far I don’t foresee any problems with the material. The only think I would add to my laptop bag is a small handle so I can also carry it without having to put the strap on my shoulder.
In the end, I am quite happy about the bag, the customer service, the site overall and also about the price. I was expecting to pay around $100 for a new bag and it cost only $60! 5 stars for the case logic messenger laptop bag!
Disclaimer: this was not a paid review. I wrote it simply because I really liked my shopping experience and especially the bag! So if you are looking for a Briefcases and Laptop Bags go at eBags.com