IKEA locks for checked bags

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watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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IKEA locks.

Has anyone ever bought and used those 3.99 padlocks from IKEA, the orange and grey ones? I bought a couple to use on minor things like mailboxes, where in an emergency the landlords can cut it open, but I was wondering if anyone has successfully deployed them on checked bags or similar?

Bizflyer

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Member since 29 Jul 2014

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Probably not there not that strong but its worth as try if you want to keep the bag locked. I would recomend the abus version there alot better and tsa approved.

watson374

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Right, they're staying on my mailbox.

moa999

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Cheap locks are fine (as are 10c cable ties)

Just be aware that any lock is a mere nuisance for someone who really wants to get into your luggage. Hopefully its just enough for them to pick someone elses.

watson374

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I agree, it's more for peace of mind and being able to detect if a bag has been broken into more than actual security. I don't put anything particularly valuable into check-in bags anyway.

Serg

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Member since 12 Apr 2013

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I never lock my bags, IMHO if you do you only attract more curiosity  - someone may think that you have something valuable inside. Lock itself can be opened very easy, and even easier to break it. If you bags has tendency to uzip, then wrap them in plastic or put plastic ties instead of locks.

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