When I was a broke-ass college student, I used to buy luggage for $5 at street fairs, and although this jelly bean luggage is a huge upgrade, the fact that it has a shiny blue interior like the 1950s train cases I still have from the vintage days adds to its appeal.
Considering how grumpy most people seem to be when it comes to the subject of luggage, air travel, and the like, I just wanted to testify that another option was possible. Gaming the luggage is clever, but unnecessary. You can still be happy anyway. You just need the right bag.