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Old 01-26-2019, 01:40 AM
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Default New Prodigy Bags - Some Assembly Required?!

Why? Why? Why? Why?

I just can't fathom why Prodigy would do this. The added cost for the zippers. The complexity of the install.



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Old 01-26-2019, 07:26 AM
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They are probably easier to sew without the stiffeners so the sweatshops can crank more bags out in less time. It must offset the cost of extra zippers or they wouldn't have done it. They can also be folded into a much smaller package for shipping from China. Prodigy is like everyone else, they are NOT manufacturers, they are importers. They tell the Chinese what they want, and the Chinese do it whichever way makes them the most money, so if anyone has a problem with this bag, blame China not Prodigy.
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Don't "blame" anyone! If you don't like 'it' don't buy it. I think of it like this...I'm just fortunate to live in a country which affords me to have options (of what to buy, what to do, what to say, etc.).

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They are probably easier to sew without the stiffeners so the sweatshops can crank more bags out in less time. It must offset the cost of extra zippers or they wouldn't have done it. They can also be folded into a much smaller package for shipping from China. Prodigy is like everyone else, they are NOT manufacturers, they are importers. They tell the Chinese what they want, and the Chinese do it whichever way makes them the most money, so if anyone has a problem with this bag, blame China not Prodigy.
Prodigy did have the option to say no thanks, and to find a different manufacturer.

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I also note they disabled comments for these two videos, but not others on their channel. It's like they knew it was a bad decision.
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Looks pretty easy...? Other companies have similar inserts. Ordering a backpack through the mail and expecting it to come with rigid structure is probably a reach in most cases.
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Looks pretty easy...? Other companies have similar inserts. Ordering a backpack through the mail and expecting it to come with rigid structure is probably a reach in most cases.
I had never seen this before, so I'm surprised to see you say other companies do this. Which ones? Disc Golf companies? My Upper Park Designs bags came fully assembled.
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I had never seen this before, so I'm surprised to see you say other companies do this. Which ones? Disc Golf companies? My Upper Park Designs bags came fully assembled.
They all have these inserts. They are just installed at the factory in most bags. But They are there.

As for the new prodigy bags putting the inserts in is quick and easy. Saving you money off the final price.

Being able to ship in smaller boxes will also greatly decrease the ecological impact.
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