same, I'll buy the little things, like $50-$200 dollar items locally, but everything else is really pricey and you can easily save up to 40%-60% on stuff when buying online.absolutdm said:I've been buying my stuff online as well.. RMS wanted $1099CDN for my helmet, I got it to my door taxes, duty, everything for about $600CDN.. that's half price..
I'm all for keeping local shops around and giving them money, but holy shit is that a lot markup.
I do buy my oil from the Yamaha dealer, and I do buy some accessories from RMS though..
most places take money orders..... there are ways around customs if you have the means, we talked about it in a previous thread somewhere I believe. but duty is generally not too bad anyway....Genuine said:Wow, interesting. I was thinking about checking out what I need with size and everything locally and then see how much it would be online. But I wasn't sure If going on-line would've been the right way to go. But I guess it is.
What if you have no credit card? What other methods of payment do most on-line bike sites have?
Also, do you buy stuff just from within Canada? Or do you get stuff delivered from the U.S? How much do you pay at customs?