The story about the bag repair in Bangkok:
I decided today to buy a new version of the bag but they are so damn expensive, they run with shipping around $140 USD. I found a copy cat made in China that costs $34.09 (free shipping). I could not resist getting the Chinese version as its over $109 American cheaper. With $109 USD I can rent a room for an additional 5-6 nights in Mae Sot, allowing me to make more pictures and tell more stories.
Here are the two versions, do they look the same to you? I hope the quality is equal or at least acceptable in the Chinese version. If I use it for a one good long trip the $34 price tag will be worth it, anything longer is bonus time.
|Dollice DR-621 $34.09 USD|
|DOMKE F-3X $142.99 USD|