Jesse Luggage not so hot

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by miguelito, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    I ordered a set of Jesse's Odyssey II luggage for my VStrom so I could use it on my trip south to Mexico. The equipment arrived on a Friday. I was leaving on the following Tuesday and I started sifting through the instructions which I had to print out from Jesse's website, as they didn't include instructions with the bags. I immediately found there was an O-ring missing from the side bags lock assembly. Jesse is closed on Fridays so I was unable to reach them to find out what O-ring I might find locally to replace the missing ones. I put the bags back in the boxes, and decided that I would just use my old luggage, and to ship the Jesse bags back to Jesse as I was leaving on Tuesday for Mexico, (Jesse was closed on Monday for Memorial day). I called them first thing Tuesday to get a return authorization for the luggage, and was informed by their phone operator that the new locks didn't require the O-rings, even though their instructions specifically mention them, and that I would have to pay return shipping myself. That cost me about $120. When added to the original shipping costs of $70 from Jesse, I'm out about $190 because they didn't bother to update their installation instructions or include a set of updated instructions with a product I was billed $1650 for. Based on my experience with Jesse Luggage, I would never buy anything from them again, and I pass this along for those of you who may be considering purchasing from Jesse. Buyer beware.
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  2. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    nuts,really? You were stopped by an O ring. Get over it.
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  3. Simplyred

    Simplyred Adventure is a State of Mind.

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    O-ring missing? Product sucks! I get it :huh !!
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  4. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I had the same issue with Hippo Hands! Friggin O-rings!
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  5. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Well, I think I am over it, but you may have missed my point that if you pay $1650 for a set of luggage, you should receive accurate instructions as to how to use/install the product. Besides that, I didn't have time to run around trying to figure out how their product is supposed to go together. Hell if Jesse had offered to let me ship the product back at their shipping costs I could have lived with that.
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  6. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    I suppose i should have clarified that my review is not of the luggage itself, but the company.
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  7. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    Just because a company doesn't have correct instructions doesn't mean they are going to foot the bill on something your having buyers remorse over. You ordered the product. The product came exactly as ordered. live with it.

    I learned long ago that if something says universal it means i'm making 3 trips to the hardware store.
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  8. Chessie-Owner

    Chessie-Owner Been here awhile

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    I ordered a set a few weeks ago. The instructions sucked but you are paying for the bags and rack quality not a piece of paper telling you how to install. My overall opinion is they could use a update on the website and on the instructions but do you really want to pay for it?

    I can't believe you sent them back over a o-ring. really?
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  9. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    A couple of lessons to be learned here. #1-Never wait until the last minute before a big trip to install new gear. #2-If you are not able to troubleshoot an installation as simple as this have a professional do it. I hope bashing Jesse here and spending the 190 bucks makes you feel better. I very happy with my Jesse Safari cases. GH
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  10. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    A couple of lessons to be learned here. #1-Never wait until the last minute before a big trip to install new gear. #2-If you are not able to troubleshoot an installation as simple as this have a professional do it. I hope bashing Jesse here and spending the 190 bucks makes you feel better. I very happy with my Jesse Safari cases. GH
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  11. rwf

    rwf Been here awhile

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    Good think this happened before your trip. What would have happened if you lost an o-ring in Mexico?
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  12. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Well, I was just recuperating from an accident, in which I lost my spleen, I was living in a rented apartment in a place where I had no tools, and few resources, and I expected to have instructions and a product that matched. Silly me. I do agree about last minute ordering. I had little time after getting out of the hospital to figure out what I wanted, and it did go to the last minute. That said, had their correct instructions been included, as most products costing in this price range would have been, there would have been no problem. Had they assumed any of the responsibility for not publishing the correct installation instructions there would also have been no problem.
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  13. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    Your right 1600, and it is missing something. They suck. Leatherlyke bags ROCK, and they install in minutes. They come as ordered. Everything you need to install. Although, I've never seen any on dirt bikes. I'm sure it has been done.Yea, company SUCKS.
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  14. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Actually, I'm not "bashing" Jesse. I did however describe how the company cost me almost $200. Just passing it along for those who might benefit from my experience, so they don't have to repeat it.
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  15. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Oh and for those of you bad-ass mechanics who who are luvvin' how I gave up over a simple O-ring, when Jesse redesigned the bag locks, it was not apparent how an O-ring would be used on the new design. Just sayin'.
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  16. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    How did they cost you $200? You cost yourself $200. You can't expect a small business to eat both ends of the shipping just because you can't figure out how to install some bags.

    I hope you don't have a break down on your trip, I shudder to think of the tail spin that would ensue.
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  17. Mac

    Mac Long timer

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    Clearly you cost yourself $200. Man up and accept responsibility for your own actions.
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  18. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    An o-ring, really?

    So what are your thoughts on "jumbo shrimp"?
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  19. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I hope reposting the same thing makes you happy. :rolleyes
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  20. SpeedwayRN

    SpeedwayRN Go Spies!

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    Sounds like a case of buyers remorse. Got the stuff then decided it too expensive. :dhorse
    The missing O-ring was just the catalyst
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