Okay, here's my deal. I finally broke down and decided to buy hard luggage. Thought I'd start with a tail rack and topcase because of cost. After countless hours of research, reading reviews and whatnot, I decided on the Shad rack and SH-46 case. Watched the tracking on UPS for the last part of last week with today as the expected delivery date. Waited with excitement and anticipation for that brown truck. (I really like buying stuff!) I was hoping to have it installed before I left for work today. Time for work....still no truck. UPS website said "out for delivery" so I knew it was just a matter of time so I called and took half the day off. Plus it's my wifes birthday so now we could have dinner together. A little later I glance out the window and see the brown truck leaving. Run out to the porch to find.........a box that is completely trashed. Looks as if it's been crushed from about every angle possible. Nothing on the case is broke or cracked but it is warped. Looks as if the case was sitting on its back (hinge side) with something heavy on the front so the back is pushed in and there's a gap on both sides between the lid and bottom part of the case. Also the packing slip has the rack circled in the list of items with "shipped separately" written next to it. There was no indication of this in the tracking or in any of my order confirmation's. So even if the case was in perfect condition, I couldn't have done anything with it! Tried to call them but they must have been closed for the day.
Now a question of overall quality aside from everything else. Despite the damage, I was really expecting better overall quality. I did alot of reading and checking into things and never found anything negative about Shad luggage. I was surprised to see stickers that looked in the pictures like actual trim work. Won't these just peel off within the first couple of times it gets wet or sits in the sun all day? After all, this is a $200+ case. Do Givi and the others use these same types of materials? Is this just how they are, or did I make a mistake in going with Shad?
Sorry. I didn't intend for this to be this long or turn into a sort of rant, but I'm sure most of you can relate somehow.
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Last edited by cabrown; 09-01-2009 at 12:20 AM.