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  # 1762099 12-Apr-2017 12:07
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Geese: Yes Linux, but this IS a branded helmet... It's just that it's counterfeit. If you believed the brand to be true, then you'll understand this helmet should be utmost quality. As I said ignore the price, I've sold $500 helmets new for $100_$150 simply because I don't need them and they were included free and taking up space.

 

I agree, Ive always had bikes, if I bought a good brand off TM, I imagine that type pf product has a relatively low price due to low demand. 

 

 

Low price due to low demand?

 

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This is getting OT, but... I'm not good at coming up with analogy, so I'll try explain the price like this.

There are all types of bikes and thus a variety of helmet types - open, full face, modular, flip up, mx, adventure, etc.

Let's say you have an adventure helmet. Someone riding a cruiser might think they'll look silly with it so they won't buy it. Someone with sports bike might say there is perceived optic anomalies in the visor and not buy it. Someone with motocross bike might not buy as they wear Goggles and visor gets in the way, and someone with a scooter might avoid as it doesn't fit under seat. So now instead of appealing to 100% of market it applies to 15%.

Now let's say you slap a manufacturer name on it, then (for example) someone riding a Harley ain't going to want to wear a helmet with honda in it.

Now combine those 2 factors and you might have a helmet with so low demand, it's going to require someone who's buying that type of bike with that brand, at that time, and looking on tm, for it to sell. So unless your happy to click relist every week for several years, people lower the price to what the market is prepared to pay, usually by making someone who meets the criteria think I'll upgrade my 2 or however many year old helmet because this one is so cheap.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1763355 12-Apr-2017 19:10
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You spend $100 on a helmet WTF!!!

 

I  would of thought your head / Skull / life would be worth more than this? Why not spend $500 on a branded helment that would last many years up to 5 or 6 years if not damaged

 

Sorry I was on your side before but now I am on the fence $100 nuts! I spend min $700 to 1k about every 4 to 5 years

 

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Caveat emptor.

 

You pay your money, you take your chances.

 

And, yes, I agree your head is worth way more than $100. Buy a quality helmet from a reputable supplier and chalk this one up to experience.


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tdgeek:

 

Geese: Yes Linux, but this IS a branded helmet... It's just that it's counterfeit. If you believed the brand to be true, then you'll understand this helmet should be utmost quality. As I said ignore the price, I've sold $500 helmets new for $100_$150 simply because I don't need them and they were included free and taking up space.

 

I agree, Ive always had bikes, if I bought a good brand off TM, I imagine that type pf product has a relatively low price due to low demand. 

 

 

Low price due to low demand?

 

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How many would buy a helmet off TM? I got my first (free with my AC50... :-)  ) and always bought from bike dealer, sort of default. So I imagine any buying elsewhere is low demand, as a niche type of purchase.


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Linux:

 

You spend $100 on a helmet WTF!!!

 

I  would of thought your head / Skull / life would be worth more than this? Why not spend $500 on a branded helment that would last many years up to 5 or 6 years if not damaged

 

Sorry I was on your side before but now I am on the fence $100 nuts! I spend min $700 to 1k about every 4 to 5 years

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caveat emptor.

 

You pay your money, you take your chances.

 

And, yes, I agree your head is worth way more than $100. Buy a quality helmet from a reputable supplier and chalk this one up to experience.

 

My take on this thread is this

 

Everything you buy has rules, standards, regulation compliance, etc. Its hard to examine everything, whether it be a Lexus or a pack of Wrigleys gum. The OP saw a helmet, branded, and bought on that, and was ripped off by a false helmet.

 

$400 helmet, or the same one at $100 on Trademe, sounds reasonable, as its not brand new as in a full dealer. 


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  # 1763533 13-Apr-2017 07:28
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Rikkitic: assume you have already seen this Trade Me page:


http://www.trademe.co.nz/help/331/banned-restricted-items#Bike


This only mentions bike helmets but I would assume that also extends to motorcycle helmets.


 


 


 



It probably does mean motor bike.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/trust-safety/2014/4/17/motor-cycle-helmet-safety-stickers/

OP : This is unlikely to be a one off fake, you should be able to find other mention of the faked brand. If you're buying a new bike each year why not go back to the dealer for a good deal on another helmet?

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