My new job involves going to lots of places other than my office, where I may need to bring my laptop. Also I can work from home when I feel like it. Which means I need a laptop bag, except I refuse to be yet another working stiff with a generic black nylon laptop bag. Now I won’t be.

I already have a really nice Dakine backpack that’s great at carrying way too much techie shit (it’s this bag but a slightly different pattern):

I like it because it has all of the organization and weight supporting features you would want for lugging around a bunch of techie shit, while also not looking like I should be a 47 year old Midwestern IT manager at a random insurance company, who genuinely enjoys doing yard work while wearing the khakis that are too worn out for the office anymore, and Nike Air Monarchs. Because I’m not.

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But...a backpack is not the most “professional” type of bag to show up with at meetings, especially since a large portion of my meetings will be with 47 year-old Midwestern IT managers at random insurance companies, who probably own some Nike Air Monarchs. Which means I need something that sorta resembles a briefcase.

So I did some looking around, and this apparently-discontinued older model Timbuk2 laptop bag with all the trick organizing pockets and TSA-friendly flippy-out laptop section was on “FINAL SALE” for $50 after a $10 coupon, instead of the usual $100+ that a Timbuk2 bag would cost.

Only thing is, the product page said Only 1 left of this color, so I jumped on it, because I dig the herringbone cloth with red trim look, and 50 bucks is a good price on a Timbuk2 bag, but now that I’ve placed my order, presumably for the last bag eBags.com had in stock, the product page still says Only 1 left of this color. Was eBags.com lying to me about only having one left to make me buy it?

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Ah, who cares? I like my new bag!