But you will be "dropping" good money for a helmet that may have been dropped. A used helmet may look great. It will be better than not wearing one but if it has been dropped it may well be fractured and comprimised while showing no outward signs. Just last weekend the store where I work was very busy and we had a customer looking at helmets place one back on a shelf (not very well) about 6' up. They then bumped it when they grabbed the one next to it and it fell to the floor with a THUD. I was pleased to see one of our apparel gals go over and offer assistance with a smile and cut the straps off the dropped helmet. This is the reason I would NEVER buy a used lid. That and the fact that someone else has had their scanky head in it.