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Buying full set of gear, found good deals but are they too good?

I will be picking up my new and first motorcycle in a week. I've been scouring the internet looking at gear, reviews and the best deals. Checked web sites like RevZilla, Ebay and Amazon, then some other web pages specific to motorcycle gear.

I've found some what seems like excellent prices on ebay for a open box Arai helmet. (50% off msrp) and about the same deal on a new pair of full protection boots off amazon.

While both those sites have some decent policies that will protect me from getting ripped off I still don't want to waste my time fixing such.

Are these open/out of box sales on helmets safe generally (avoiding used/damaged helms) and are knocks off that commonly sold? The seller has around 20k feedback and 99%+ on ebay.

The Amazon seller posted stock images with copy and paste details and don't seem to specialize in selling gear. Are the knock off easy to tell from the OG?

The prices seem realistic but very well priced compared to msrp and prices of other top legit sites/sellers.

I'll be going to some local motorsport shops and dealers tomorrow to actually try on gear and get a feel for the best fit for most things. I wear a 11 shoe size so I assume a euro 45 would fit but it could be hit or miss since different manufacturer sizing may vary.

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Check out
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on ebay for great deals on second hand gear. I've bought two jackets and a set of gloves from them. Highly recommend, and if something is too expensive but has no bids on it, wait it out because they'll repost it in a few days. Beware that their shipping and taxes ad up. But other than that, 100% recommend for genuine gear. Also beware of buying used helmets. Once dropped, you'll need to replace them immediately for full safety effectiveness. Good luck and ride safe!

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Be extremely careful of counterfeit products online. When it comes to protecting yourself, buying from reputable sources can pay for itself. I highly recommend contacting Mike at Riders Discount (site sponsor). The prices will likely be better than anything you find.

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I would not buy a open box helmet as all the protection in a helmet can be completely destroyed and show no damage.
I saw a few arai's on revzilla going for 375-500 in the closeout section. I would personally go for those. Find a dealership and try on their helmets because you want to make sure that arai will fit you.
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Be extremely careful of counterfeit products online. When it comes to protecting yourself, buying from reputable sources can pay for itself. I highly recommend contacting Mike at Riders Discount (site sponsor). The prices will likely be better than anything you find.
Annnd I ordered a smx 6 vented boot, heres what they sent me....
Lol wtf is this. Is it even a legit boot at all.
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Looks like somebody slapped some Alpinestars stickers on a pair of "wellies"..
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Annnd I ordered a smx 6 vented boot.
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Annnd I ordered a smx 6 vented boot, heres what they sent me....
Lol wtf is this. Is it even a legit boot at all.
I would have sent that shit back asap. Did you get your money back?

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I would have sent that shit back asap. Did you get your money back?
yea, seriously lmao

OP lmk where you got those boots from? i want to contact them and have a little fun
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Annnd I ordered a smx 6 vented boot, heres what they sent me....
Lol wtf is this. Is it even a legit boot at all.
The good news: it's legitimately a boot.

The bad news: ...well, you already know the bad news.

Hopefully you get your money back. Did you actually order those through Amazon?

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