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Old 10-25-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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sidi boots on ebay

Folks,
I have decided to purchase a pair of sidi adventure gore tex boots. Normally I buy all my gear from Revzilla ad their prices and customer service is pretty solid, however there are a few pairs of these boots available on eBay from Germany for much cheaper . The details -Sidi adventure gore tex listed on Revzilla for $550 + free shipping. Exact same boot on eBay $399 + plus free shipping from Germany- also company had 99% satisfaction rate. SO what am I missing here- how are the same boots $150 cheaper? I wanted to ask you guys what you think before I pull the trigger- it seams to be too good of a deal? Thanks
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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I think you're fine to pull the trigger, I would. They're made in Romania, probably just easier for New-Old-Stock deals to pop up in a country that is close to the manufacturer. I was just on ebay.de today myself, a lot of euro stuff is way cheaper. Who knows why. On a side note, google translate has gotten way better! the item descriptions actually make sense now.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:34 PM   #3
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I purchased some from a seller in Scandinavia off E-Bay. Excellent transaction. Intend to buy from him again.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:48 PM   #4
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Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex

$306 + $26 shipping to the states.

Great company and will respond to emails promptly.

http://biker-land.de/Boots/waterproo...Tex-boots.html

FYI: Crossfire boots are about $80.00 more which is still a great deal.

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Old 10-25-2014, 11:12 PM   #5
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:43 AM   #6
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FWIW Louis.de have them at 319 which is about $405. They're a reputable and nationwide company with loads of outlet stores so if you're apprehensive about using ebay, for a few dollars more you have a choice.
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:54 AM   #7
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pulled the trigger

I bought the sidi boots today from biker land for $200 cheaper than the best price I could find in the states- still not clear on why this is but I will take it. Hey Scro how long does it take to ship from Germany ? Also thanks everyone for the advise!
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:10 AM   #8
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Shipping time

IIRC a couple of weeks. They should provide a tracking #.

Give us some feedback on the company once you get the boots.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:06 PM   #9
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Also let us know if you get nailed with import taxes. Motorcycle parts are exempt, but gear may result in some required fees.
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:06 PM   #10
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Bought mine there last year after reading a bunch of threads that only had good thing to say about them. Could not have been any easier, fast shipping with plenty of updates. No additional fees
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:12 PM   #11
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Also let us know if you get nailed with import taxes. Motorcycle parts are exempt, but gear may result in some required fees.
No duties on any gear (boots, jackets, helmet) that I've ordered from overseas (Biker Land and FC Moto).

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I bought the sidi boots today from biker land for $200 cheaper than the best price I could find in the states- still not clear on why this is but I will take it. Hey Scro how long does it take to ship from Germany ? Also thanks everyone for the advise!
Mine typically come in 7-10 business days from Germany. I once had things get hung up for a few days (presumably in customs) but it still came in less than 3 weeks.

Hopefully you chose DHL for shipping; if you chose UPS you will get hit with a painful (but legit) brokerage fee from UPS when the package arrives. DHL packages get handed off to USPS once they cross into the US. You'll get a DHL tracking number; the DHL tracking page will give you the USPS tracking number when they hand it off, then you can track on the USPS site.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:30 AM   #12
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+1 for Biker-land.de

Great service and prices. Fast Shipping.

Ordering from Europe the important thing is to get the sizing right, as returns can be expensive......you have been warned.

Likewise, warranty claims may be complicated if you need to return the item for inspection, repair, replacement

Other than those caveats, I have been very happy buying Rukka M/C clothes and SIDI boots from biker-land.de for years with 30% savings.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:52 PM   #13
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Anybody order stuff from these guys? Unbelievable deals on here: http://www.fc-moto.de
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:19 PM   #14
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$306 + $26 shipping to the states.

Great company and will respond to emails promptly.

http://biker-land.de/Boots/waterproo...Tex-boots.html

FYI: Crossfire boots are about $80.00 more which is still a great deal.

Tell them Scro sent ya.😁
So Scro , when you are looking at the price , do you deduct the 19% VAT from it ? right now they are at 287.90 euros plus 19.90 euros for shipping.

So is that really 233.20 + 19.90 = 253,10 , then * 1,25 = $316.38 US ?
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:15 PM   #15
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boots arrived

Boots arrived at my door from Germany (biker land) 12 days after I placed the order. I saved at least $140 over what I would have paid if I bought in US. My thoughts are that if you are certain about the size and are willing to wait a few extra days on shipping- biker land/ euro stores are a great option. I still don't understand why the boots as well as other motorcycle items are so much cheaper - almost 30% less in some cases, but I will take it. Lastly, I'm sure it could turn into a nightmare if something needs to be returned/exchanged- so I would be 100 sure on fit before pulling the trigger. Thanks for all the advice
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