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I am keeping an eye out on some 1 piece suits and am in no hurry to get anything. Wanted to see what is general feeling on buying suits in like new condition that are older models, and that have been sitting in the closet for years.

I found a guy that is selling Dainese Nitro GP one piece suit. Worn maybe 1-2 times and then just stored away cause it doesnt fit him well. Looking on google, seems this was an old model that has been discounted sometimes around 07

What can go wrong with suit and leather just sitting unused (anything?) Should I even think about something like this and if so, what would be a fair price?
 

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Only thing I would be concerned about is the leather drying out, especially if its a low quality leather suit. Considering it's Dainese, and the leather quality very good, I would just give it a good visual inspection and grab some random sections of the leather and bend it in half and see if it cracks (pretty sure it won't). Maybe the owner moisturized it every once in a while, who knows?
 

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I'll take a look and see what leather does. Question, what would be fair price for this? I know that Dainese is good brand with good product, and they go for premium, but seeing how it is discontinued model from years ago, I have no idea what price should be.
 

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I usually pay no more than 50-60% of retail for used gear.

If the suit is for Starbucks, then I wouldn't bother with a 7 year old model,
It will ruin your image.
 

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I usually pay no more than 50-60% of retail for used gear.

If the suit is for Starbucks, then I wouldn't bother with a 7 year old model,
It will ruin your image.
hahah, thats a good one. No I was actually going to use it for track days and racing if I get into int next year. I will keep my all black power ranger 2 piece Teknic suit for street. Got to worry about my street cred yo! :p
 

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hmm...i'm thinking of selling my one piece been in two crashes still in good condition thou... RS Taichi...PM if interested.
 

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Make sure they don't smell like pee.. cat or otherwise

You shouldn't have to worry about too much. Identify any damage, make sure the zippers and seams are solid. Make sure they fit right and get Em for cheap. I've had luck picking up leathers for around $300-$400
 

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These were worn only 2 times, so there is no smell of any sort. He doesnt have animals, so thats fine as well. He is asking $700 for it, which is a too much I think. Yes they are Dainese, yes it is like new, but it is at least 7 year old suit. It looks fine looks wise (not outdated or anything like that) and leather seems to be in good shape as well, but I am sure I can get something newer and in similar/same condition for a lot less.

Like I mentioned I am not in a hurry at all as I wont need it till next year for sure. Just wanted to get an idea of what could possibly go wrong with suit sitting so long and what to look for.

Thanks for the help :)
 

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Stop by East Side Re-rides and check out what Elaine has in stock. She's generally got a decent selection, and is just a cool person to chat to/do business with.
 

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From having bought a few used pieces, check the armour. I bought one jacket sight unseen (ebay) and the armour was in pieces in their pockets. Jacket otherwise fine. At least the seller refunded me the cost of replacing the pieces, but still, something to be aware of.
 
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