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Post by JSG on Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:59 am

I'd like your thoughts on this;

I bought a new helmet last month - a Roof Boxer and made the rookie mistake of not trying it on properly or for long enough in the shop.

It just doesn't feel comfortable and doesn't suit my head.

Now the question is - Would you buy a month old helmet that has been worn but is in mint condition or not? And if so what percentage of the new list price would you pay?

It seems daft to just store it in the cupboard where it would just be a very expensive mistake ...

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:27 pm

No, I wouldn't buy one,(what size is it?How much) I dont care about my head.

For you John, dont buy second hand, your head is full of clever stuff, mine is full of murder and mayhem.

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Post by JSG on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:19 pm

I've bought a Shoei that deos fit my odd shaped head to replace it already - the Roof was £325 new and I'd like to get a reasonable amount back for it.

Size is XL / XXL
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:41 pm

Hmm, Shoei's fit my head as well, so maybe the Roof wouldn't work for me either?
It is my size though. Won't the shop do a deal for you?

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Post by lwt big cheese on Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:46 am

Generally no I wouldn't.

But if I knew someone to be honest about it's life then maybe I would. After all if I died you'd find out and live with that guilt.
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Post by JSG on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:37 am

Bill (the boss) wrote:Hmm, Shoei's fit my head as well, so maybe the Roof wouldn't work for me either?
It is my size though. Won't the shop do a deal for you?

It was my fat face that caused the problem - top was perfaect but my cheeks and chin caused the problem with the flip front down.

To be honest I didn't think to ask the shop as I know they have a no returns policy on helmets.
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Post by JSG on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:39 am

lwt big cheese wrote:Generally no I wouldn't.

But if I knew someone to be honest about it's life then maybe I would.

That was my thoughts too. Although as it looks as new as any in the shops with no marks got me thinking "how do you know the new one you buy hasn't been dropped in the shop"
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:45 am

Little drops (6' or less) wont do any harm.

Saying that, I hereby start the bidding with a resounding offer of £3.25

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Post by JSG on Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:21 am

What, not even half a Mars bar?
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:35 am

Not yet...

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Post by pastyman on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:34 pm

yes i would if i knew the history of it,

stick it on ebay, it could be exactly what someones looking for but on a bit of a budjet
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:35 am

Piss of Jan....

£3.30 and the right Twix

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Post by JSG on Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:04 am

It's sold now - collected and paid for.

So now do I put the cash towards the Shoei or buy something else ...
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:20 am

Shoei, had mine for 10 years and I love it!

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Post by JSG on Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:51 am

I've already bought the Shoei lol - I want to get an open face for an alternative so it may go for that ...
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Re: Pre-owned Helmets

Post by caveman on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:35 pm

I can give you an open face for free John!

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