New Things Happening At Jesse Luggage

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Jesse Luggage, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    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.
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  2. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Sweet, direct buy :clap
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  3. goinssr

    goinssr Crazy S.O.B.

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    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?
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  4. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    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.
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  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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

    Jim :brow
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  6. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    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.
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  7. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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

    FatChance Road Captain

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    +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!
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  9. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    Thanks Jim:D

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

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    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!
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  11. evilmedic13

    evilmedic13 Sarcastic & Fantastic

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    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
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  12. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    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
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  13. okoyote

    okoyote vigilant adventurer

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    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!!
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  14. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    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.

    Very cool. Lets see some pictures:D
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  15. Gerg

    Gerg Cupcake

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

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    And the red racks
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    Guess I forgot to ask for the AdvRider discount :evil

    Gerg
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  16. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Thanks, will likely take you up on that offer one of these days.

    Here is a pic of my old GS on a two-up camping trip, couldn't have done it without the Jesses. :D
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  17. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    Gerg,
    The red bag mounts look fantastic. Thanks for the pictures.
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  18. Jesse Luggage

    Jesse Luggage Luggage Dude

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    Great picture. Love to see our bags in action. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. waterlilly

    waterlilly No Agenda World Tour

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    sweet that looks very nice
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  20. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Here's mine on last summer's trip over Lake Superior to the RA Rally in Wisconsin. Barley's kibble goes in the right case and my beer in the left.
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