I have a small confession to make: even though I go on about fashion at times, I've been carrying around my laptop in a default laptop case for the last little while. That just wouldn't do, so I started shopping around for another. I needed something that had a handle on top, and I didn't want messenger-style, and I needed to carry a 15" laptop plus a bunch of other stuff (but not quite as much as back then), and I narrowed it down to the RoadWired Skooba Satchel and the Timbuk2 Zip Briefcase. I eventually decided on the Timbuk2 because I've seen Timbuk2 bags before and know they're great, and because there's at Timbuk2 dealer in my neighbourhood that I could order it from.
Or that was the plan, at least. I checked Timbuk2's site the day I was going to order it and it was on sale for $60 US instead of $100. Yay, cheap bag! Except shipping was $30. On a lark I searched Froogle to see if I could find it just as cheap elsewhere, and found it at Sierra Trading Post for $40 (plus $20 shipping), and in the color I wanted. I figured I wasn't going to beat that, so I ordered it, and it arrived today. It looks like so: