Thanks, they did indeed block my link but that is the correct one
The difference is that a hard shell Samsonite will last for many years. If it gets damaged parts are usually available for repair. My oldest Samsonite was bought in 1992 and is still perfectly servicable.
Even the 60% off prices are stupidly expensive prices. How much can it cost for 2 plastic shells, a long zip, a couple of handles and 4 wheels. £20 max, then a bit of automated labour and a cardboard box to ship it in.
some samsonite available here at 50% off, but i think the best deal is probably the Ted Baker! Sale here
None of the above links work, just google Samsonite Black Friday deals, the sign up site is there.