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online gear purchasing...

how many people buy their gear and stuff online? i make most my purchases this way. i know by now what sizes i need and how the different brands fit, so i like the convenience of buying online.

one question for those that have purchased gear online: do you get a better price by calling the supplier and placing your order, or is the posted price the bottom line? i have never called, i prefer to avoid human interaction if i can. i don't wanna miss out on good deals though.

my in-laws purchased my 'flutter' helmet i have been drooling over from a website , but they called the order in and got some 1st time customer discount or something. the total for the helmet came in at $380 something. it lists online for $427.99. am i missing out?

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I purchased my last helmet online. I found a solid price on eBay then called someone to see if they could beat the price...THEY DID.

I prefer to avoid human interaction too...but if it'll save me some serious jack then I'll talk to some one for a few minutes.



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true dat! i'll just hafta get over my phonephobia.

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I order almost all my stuff online. I try it on at Cycle Gear and then get like anywhere from 20-70% off what it would cost me at Cycle Gear. I have gotten some decent deals through ridegear by calling them up though. They have a price match guarantee against other websites. I forget what I ordered but they offered me a price lower than the price match I found.

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Like you, I've tried most everything on, so I know which brands fit me well for the most part.

I've had great luck with New Enough, and since I'm ALWAYS "shopping" for gear, I know a truly good price when I see it.

The Helmet Shop, however, will give better pricing on the phone than they do online... oftentimes they CAN'T publish the price they're selling at online.
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Like you, I've tried most everything on, so I know which brands fit me well for the most part.

I've had great luck with New Enough, and since I'm ALWAYS "shopping" for gear, I know a truly good price when I see it.

The Helmet Shop, however, will give better pricing on the phone than they do online... oftentimes they CAN'T publish the price they're selling at online.
same as sandhill powersports their prices are good i got my last jacket and gloves but you have to call to get the prices

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I feel ya on not wanting to talk on the phone to a pushy sales person. Sometimes it can bennefit ya. I like to do things through group buys. That way you know your getting a good rock bottom deal

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Except for the latest helmet & gloves, I bought all my gear online. Most had good return/exchange policies (be aware of their restocking fees though) so I wasnt concerned about sizing.

I did call around to see if competitors could beat the price & some were willing & some gave me the run-around.

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All on line or I go right over to Kneedraggers since they are about 10 minutes from me!
I did just yesterday get my New KBC Freeze Black helmet with smoked shield from an e-bay store. New and let me say it is the most awesome hat I have ever owned. I cant wait to get healthy enough to ride again.

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All on line or I go right over to Kneedraggers since they are about 10 minutes from me!
I did just yesterday get my New KBC Freeze Black helmet with smoked shield from an e-bay store. New and let me say it is the most awesome hat I have ever owned. I cant wait to get healthy enough to ride again.
helmet sounds nice. let's see a pic.

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The mojority of my M/C purchases come from online.
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Like you, I've tried most everything on, so I know which brands fit me well for the most part.

I've had great luck with New Enough, and since I'm ALWAYS "shopping" for gear, I know a truly good price when I see it.

The Helmet Shop, however, will give better pricing on the phone than they do online... oftentimes they CAN'T publish the price they're selling at online.
I too have had excellant experience with new enough and the Helmet Shop in Daytona...

I still patronize SpeedWerks whenever I can...
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I do pretty well offering my local dealer the opportunity to meet the prices being offered online. Usually the sales tax will be close to shipping and handling charges from any of the websites.
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I do pretty well offering my local dealer the opportunity to meet the prices being offered online. Usually the sales tax will be close to shipping and handling charges from any of the websites.
It's always worth atleast a look locally. You never know what kinda deal you might get.



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aka my 200$ 06 Arai
Thats right. You gotta explore all options if you want a great deal. If you dont care about what kind of jack you are throwing around then you buy the first thing you find.



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I do pretty well offering my local dealer the opportunity to meet the prices being offered online. Usually the sales tax will be close to shipping and handling charges from any of the websites.
In talking to the manager of our local Cycle Gear, he offered price matching to the afore-mentioned Helmet Shop (), and said a Cycle Gear is opening in Daytona soon, so that'll make things more competitive for those of us in N.E. Florida.
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I do buy gears online ONLY if I know that the damn thing is suppose to fit me. And when I do, I prefer to call or email the person that I deal with. There's an outfit that I buy a lot of gears and accessories from http://www.motorhelmets.com That's the only joint that I buy from that has an online feature, but I usually call or email the dudes that I deal with on a name basis. I get more discount that way than just the typical online discount.

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