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Jesse Luggage 02-07-2012 02:00 PM

New Things Happening At Jesse Luggage
 
We have lots of new stuff happening at Jesse Luggage.
You can now buy direct from the Jesse Luggage factory
We are working on a new website
Increasing our dealer sales so you can go to your favorite shop to purchase Jesse products
ADV discounts & specials
Photo contest with fun prizes

Book mark this thread to keep up on all of the exciting new stuff we have going on.

MotoBoss 02-07-2012 06:18 PM

Sweet, direct buy :clap

goinssr 02-07-2012 06:47 PM

I hope things have changed but if I understood correctly the past practice of selling factory direct had some negitive feedback in the customer service area. That is why I understood that Explorermoto took the retail end of the business. Explorermoto (Rick) is wonderful to deal with. Also, if the factory starts selling direct, will the price point drop since the middle man is going to be sliced from the equation?

Jesse Luggage 02-07-2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by goinssr (Post 17934060)
I hope things have changed but if I understood correctly the past practice of selling factory direct had some negitive feedback in the customer service area. That is why I understood that Explorermoto took the retail end of the business. Explorermoto (Rick) is wonderful to deal with. Also, if the factory starts selling direct, will the price point drop since the middle man is going to be sliced from the equation?


Rick is good people and did a great job, but it was time to bring everything back in house. There was a time as the manufacturer it was difficult to do both sales and build saddlebags so we have simplified they manufacturing processes and added many new items. With this said we don't want unhappy customers and there is now a great staff of customer service folks and plenty of stock. Pricing is tough as the cost of materiel has gone up a 100% in the past year so we will do our best to offer fair pricing and we are working on some specials.

JimVonBaden 02-07-2012 09:16 PM

Sounds interesting. Let me know if I can help.:deal

Jim :brow

Mr. Canoehead 02-07-2012 09:19 PM

I had a great experience dealing direct. A few years ago, I wanted to get a full size left bag to replace the cutout one and ended up speaking to Al directly; he was very helpful and sold me a scratch and dent case at a great price (never did find the scratch or the dent). Nothing against Explorermoto, since I never dealt with them, but I was very impressed with Jesse.

twinrider 02-08-2012 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Jesse Luggage (Post 17931771)
• You can now buy direct from the Jesse Luggage factory

Good to know because your Japanese distributor is charging more than $2,000 for your Odyssey II cases :eek1

FatChance 02-08-2012 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Canoehead (Post 17935590)
I had a great experience dealing direct. A few years ago, I wanted to get a full size left bag to replace the cutout one and ended up speaking to Al directly; he was very helpful and sold me a scratch and dent case at a great price (never did find the scratch or the dent). Nothing against Explorermoto, since I never dealt with them, but I was very impressed with Jesse.

+1 We bought Jesse bags for our two 1150GSs back when it was factory direct and had no problems at all. We are very happy customers!

Jesse Luggage 02-08-2012 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 17935554)
Sounds interesting. Let me know if I can help.:deal

Jim :brow

Thanks Jim:D

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Originally Posted by twinrider (Post 17936457)
Good to know because your Japanese distributor is charging more than $2,000 for your Odyssey II cases :eek1

The cost of shipping and the exchange rate might have something to do with that.

Rick West 02-08-2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jesse Luggage (Post 17931771)
We have lots of new stuff happening at Jesse Luggage.
You can now buy direct from the Jesse Luggage factory
We are working on a new website
Increasing our dealer sales so you can go to your favorite shop to purchase Jesse products
ADV discounts & specials
Photo contest with fun prizes

Book mark this thread to keep up on all of the exciting new stuff we have going on.

Welcome. It's great to see Jesse Luggage here.

I've tried all the different panniers out there and have always found Jesse to be the best designed and toughest. Three of my bikes have them now and all have been perfect so far.

Great design and excellent value!

evilmedic13 02-08-2012 11:02 PM

Outfuckinstanding!!!! I've been planning on ordering a set this year, now that you can have the bags set up for stock GSA attachments.:clap

twinrider 02-09-2012 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Jesse Luggage (Post 17938917)


The cost of shipping and the exchange rate might have something to do with that.

Unfortunately that's not the case. At 77 yen to the dollar, the exchange rate should make the actual cost to the importer considerably cheaper than the US retail price. $1000 is 77,000 yen, your Japanese importer is charging 159,000 yen for Odyssey cases!

And shipping was quite reasonable when I bought my Odyssey set directly from Al some years ago.

This kind of price hike is all too typical for Japanese importers, which is why they end up selling far fewer products — and ultimately making lower profits — than they could if they made the price more reasonable. I tour a lot in Japan and bikes with your luggage are almost as rare as hen's teeth.

So you might want to consider reverting back to a business model that allows folks in Japan to buy directly from you if they wish.:deal

okoyote 02-09-2012 07:46 AM

I just received my Jesse bags this week! Awesome product and I could not be happier!! I'll be looking for the new website to get some accessories!!

Jesse Luggage 02-09-2012 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by twinrider (Post 17945597)
Unfortunately that's not the case. At 77 yen to the dollar, the exchange rate should make the actual cost to the importer considerably cheaper than the US retail price. $1000 is 77,000 yen, your Japanese importer is charging 159,000 yen for Odyssey cases!

And shipping was quite reasonable when I bought my Odyssey set directly from Al some years ago.

This kind of price hike is all too typical for Japanese importers, which is why they end up selling far fewer products — and ultimately making lower profits — than they could if they made the price more reasonable. I tour a lot in Japan and bikes with your luggage are almost as rare as hen's teeth.

So you might want to consider reverting back to a business model that allows folks in Japan to buy directly from you if they wish.:deal

Sounds like you know what's truly going on in Japan. Please lest us know if you need anything from the states. I would rather sell to you direct than have you go away unhappy.

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Originally Posted by okoyote (Post 17946080)
I just received my Jesse bags this week! Awesome product and I could not be happier!! I'll be looking for the new website to get some accessories!!

Very cool. Lets see some pictures:D

Gerg 02-09-2012 04:37 PM

Al, here's the bags I just ordered...

http://gerg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/.../IMG1259-L.jpg

http://gerg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/.../IMG1258-L.jpg

And the red racks
http://gerg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/.../IMG1257-L.jpg

Guess I forgot to ask for the AdvRider discount :evil

Gerg


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