How to find the right helmet for you
Posted: 13/07/2007 at 22:32
There is a big flaw in the buying process in that you cant try it before you buy - its all well and done wearing it about a shop for 10 minutes but you cant tell if there are problems with a helmet until you are actually on a bike - and once purchased, if you have a problem, even the alleged reputable dealers dont want to know and you are potentially stuck with an expensive helmet that you cant wear. Buy from a shop and if possible with a credit card - you might have some comeback then. Moral is be absolutely sure.......................
Posted: 08/07/2008 at 16:29
Ian Carmichael wrote (see
Moral is be absolutely sure.......................
Posted: 08/07/2008 at 16:44
Ian Carmichael wrote (see)
The problem is, that the 'reputable dealer' doesn't know what's happened to the helmet in the time between him selling it to you and you returning it.
For all s/he knows, you could have dropped the helmet 100s of times in the week or so, that you had it before deciding it wasn't for you. Not all drops result in the external casing of the helmet being damaged, yet they can effect the integrity of the shock-adsorbing materials inside (hence why you should never buy a second-hand helmet).
Therefore, I'd say that the dealer is being 'responsible, by not refunding on helmets, because if he did, he'd have to resell them, potentially putting somebody else's safety at risk.
Posted: 02/09/2008 at 11:40
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