Keep in mind that a white helmet lowers your accident rate by 24 percent compared to a black helmet (New Zealand study). So I wear a white helmet only partly to protect my head. It only protects my head when I crash, but it helps protect all of me all the time because it allows me to be more noticeable in traffic.
I finally got a hold of a friend in Manchester and will getting a helmet through him. In fact the price is much cheaper at 395 pounds than getting it from Canada In US dollars that is just over 600.....about what the Schuberth is going for inmthe states $699. Of course I have to pay the shipping costs and VAT but figure it just might be worth it. In fact I am selecting the silver white helmet for cospicouity reasons. Would have preferred the high glow yellow but none were in stock.