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    This has just appeared on every bike friendface group I'm a a member of.

    https://www.itv.com/news/2019-07-12/...hqmUpcPDousQ2Y

    So I thought I'd post it here too.

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    On ITV news in a minute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    On ITV news in a minute...
    UK news is 2 years behind TRC's Lanzarote correspondent

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    I must admit I'd only buy gear from proper shops as too many fakes about

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    "If you've got a fake head, buy a fake lid"

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    Sadly those of us with some knowledge would be able to spot them, but the kids who think they are getting a bargain will just see the Arai and AGV badges and not be able to tell the difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigyin View Post
    Sadly those of us with some knowledge would be able to spot them, but the kids who think they are getting a bargain will just see the Arai and AGV badges and not be able to tell the difference
    I was discussing this with the wife.

    Both of us would assume that an Arai under £200 was either 2nd hand or fake.

    Some people just aint that switched on.

    I subscribe to the theory that if it's too good to be true, it's probably a scam.

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    Surely itís a bit bloody obvious if a brand new lid is that much cheaper then of course itís dodgy.
    If it looks to good to be true it usually is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    UK news is 2 years behind TRC's Lanzarote correspondent
    And Lanzarote is three years behind my FB page And businessman Alan Routledge was convicted of selling counterfeit motorcycle leathers via an eBay shop called Click2Buy way back in 2008...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claude View Post
    Surely it’s a bit bloody obvious if a brand new lid is that much cheaper then of course it’s dodgy.
    If it looks to good to be true it usually is.
    To an experienced rider, perhaps... but check out all the 'clearance deals' run by genuine dealers. I was looking at helmets just y'day and they had a few 'bin ends' they were clearing out - including £59 each for two XS-sized and brand new helmets retailing at over £230.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I was discussing this with the wife.

    Both of us would assume that an Arai under £200 was either 2nd hand or fake.

    Some people just aint that switched on.

    I subscribe to the theory that if it's too good to be true, it's probably a scam.
    We've all bought cheap shite on eBay at some point or another thinking it'll be fine, and usually after the disappointment we swear not to do it again.

    What if that time wasn't some anodised bar ends, but a helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claude View Post
    Surely it’s a bit bloody obvious if a brand new lid is that much cheaper then of course it’s dodgy.
    If it looks to good to be true it usually is.
    Dodgy, yes, but if the seller says that they are stolen, any concerns about being fake go away!

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