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    I think that Value Added Tax might be a "Canada thing", wouldn't have to worry about it in the US, eh. Unless you just mean the prices out of the UK.
    I don't believe they were trying to add VAT to my order. It may have been the exchange rate making a difference as well, between GBP and Euro. That of course should be compared before purchasing.
    The place I linked to does ship to the US.
    It was the best deal I could come up with, and a common thread between the UK suppliers and the German suppliers, was the German suppliers were always less (and I was adding the shipping cost to get a fair comparison).
    I was keeping records of the helmet price with shipping (from the place in Germany), the lowest I saw was $543.97 in early Sept '09, high was $553.55 in early Oct '09. I saw where the prices were headed and I just thought "man, it's going to be a long time before the exchange rate is in my favor".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    I don't believe they were trying to add VAT to my order.
    No they aren't...its already in the price. Thats why they remove it when items are shipped out of the EU.

    Anything you buy in Germany, Austria, etc has tax in the sticker price. The amount varies slightly by country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    I was keeping records of the helmet price with shipping (from the place in Germany), the lowest I saw was $543.97 in early Sept '09, high was $553.55 in early Oct '09.
    You keep using the $ sign. Do you think you can get a C3 for that?

    Ôé¼500 / 1.19 + Ôé¼30 (shipping estimate) x exchange rate and you are looking at about US$630...plus whatever Uncle Sam is going to ding you for.

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    Yes, that was the price for the helmet plus shipping after running it through the currency calculator (from Euros to USD).
    I could recheck it all, but I'm getting a Multitec.
    I still don't believe there were any taxes/VAT on the order, and I also don't believe that there would be any additional taxes to pay on this end.
    From the UK, they might charge VAT on the order. When I was restoring an old Sprite I used to have, I was ordering some parts out of the UK and now I can't remember if they charged VAT on the orders or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coalminer View Post
    I have a similiar sized noggin and find that the Shoei Multi-tec fits and feels perfect for me; no pressure points. I have tried on variouis HJC and Nolan helmets and it seems that they are sized differently than the Shoei or more likely their interior shape is different which makes tham seem tight. Its been awhile but I seem to remember that one of them (I can't remember which) put a lot of pressure on my forehead and the other put a lot of pressure on the side on my head above the ears. My next helmet will be another Multi-tec...I just wish Shoei would add the intergral visor.
    I had a Shoei flip up a few ago. Have the newer Multi-tec gotten any quieter? The one I had, even with ear plugs the noise was terrible.
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    modulars

    You might want to check out the Scorpion EXO900. I just got one for my wife and she loves it. As far as the noise, it is actually one of the quieter ones. I bought an EXO1000 for myself which is not one of the modulars but a full face. After having Arai's and Shoei's the past 40 years, I like the Scorpion. Check it out.......Price is about $240.00 - 269.00.

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    In reply to GlobalRider (and anyone else following along in regards to a price on C3 helmets)
    I was double checking the figures I was throwing around.
    The prices I quoted were either wrong to begin with, or have gone up substantially in the last 4 months or so.

    The old number I was dealing with (for a white helmet, not metallic) was 379.50, which was EU344.50 + EU35.00 to ship, EU379.50 total.

    The price I am seeing now, is a white helmet EU 420.13 and EU 35.00 to ship, total now EU455.13! Which is USD$649.25!! Ouch. With the old price, after converting to USD I was around $540-$550 range.

    I set up an account to get "a special price", the message on their site says:

    "Please consider that the most of our Special Prices visable only for registered Users. Please login or register as new customer - it is free and without any obligations! ".
    So maybe initially they had me at a better price, and now I get the normal price??
    Or they just raised prices on them, not sure.
    Metallics at this time are EU24.00 more.
    At any rate, if Schuberth were still selling in the US, I would really consider one, but for the reasons I've already stated, planning on a Multitec. But thought someone really hot for a C3 might find the info useful.
    Oh and at this point I am unsure if the German stores are really any cheaper than the UK stores. If I were still determined to buy a C3 I would contact this place I set up an account with and ask if I could still get the lowball price on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    I still don't believe there were any taxes/VAT on the order.

    Gilly

    Exactly what I've been saying.

    There aren't any additional MwSt (what VAT is called in Germany).

    What I'm trying to tell you is...if you see a price listed as Ôé¼500 on a German web site or in a store....that already includes 19% MwSt.

    So when you order something, that is removed from the listed price. Better remind them to do so.

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    These folks are blowing out Schuberths.

    http://www.extremesupply.com/schuber...motorcycle.htm

    Don't know anything about them.

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    Ooo, thanks Scott, I was excited there for a second. Main problem being that the first two colors listed on the C2's are only small, and the last one is XSmall. But that would have definitely been a price i could have gone for.
    I was really hoping for a C3 if I was going to get a Schubie though. BUT the inner sun visor didn't really matter to me, so I would have considered a C2, esp at that price! Too bad, I need a large or medium (61-62 I think it is??, that's what my BMW/Schubie System 2 was anyways).
    Thanks for putting that up though, I would say these are leftovers from when Schubie still sold helmets in the US.
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    Scorpion EXO-900

    A couple of people on this thread think very highly of the Scorpion EXO-900.
    I watched a short film review of it and it looks like the lower chinbar that can
    be flipped up or removed completely is not more than around 3/16 of an inch
    thick. Is it actually thicker than this and in your opinion, would it do it's job ?

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    That's why I have kind of a "short" list of helmets, at least on the modulars, I think Shoei and Schuberth are the only 2 I'd trust.

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    In the past I had both Biffee and Nolan (N100) modulars and did not like them. I also looked at Arari, Shoei, HD, KBC and a couple of others. (Schuberth was a little out of my price range as well as hard to find) All seemed to have same problems:

    1)push on front and back of my head (causing headache) but needed to install extra padding on sides (just to keep from wobbling)

    2)extremely noisy (Biffee and Nolan as I never tried others on road only in shop)

    3)will strangle you at speed with no wind screen (very fatiguing)

    I finally got a VOX (it actually fits, is a lot quieter than Biffee or Nolan, but still noisy, has a sun shield and removable liner and above all does not try to strangle me at speed w/o wind screen, a first for any helmet I have owned) All for under $150

    I know it is a cheap helmet but in the first time in 30+ years riding I have a helmet that is comfortable and actually fits. (I tend to wear this one most of the time where as with other "ill fitting" helmets I only wore in rain, cold weather and Nanny States)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyTrains View Post
    These folks are blowing out Schuberths.

    http://www.extremesupply.com/schuber...motorcycle.htm

    Don't know anything about them.

    Scott
    I have bought a couple of items from Extreme Supply, I have found there prices to be excellent and their service to be adequate. I did buy a Vemar Jiano from them when they first came out and ended up returning it w/o too much trouble.

    FWIW
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    With Shoei having come out with the RF1100 and the X12, I am hoping an updated Mulit-Tec will be next on the list. . . .
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