When you are considering which bargain luggage to buy, don't necessarily go for basic black. Everyone is getting the same types of luggage nowadays and everything looks very similar at baggage claim.
Consider a bright color like red or yellow, or a pattern so that your bargain luggage stands out in a crowd. Either that or find a ribbon or a piece of fabric to tie around the handle. Don't make it so large that it can get caught on the conveyer belt, but this will help you identify your bag without pulling several off the belt to look at the luggage tag.