Why I hate online shopping.....

Discussion in 'Australia' started by richo360, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    I do like to support the local shop whenever possible. I buy a fair bit of my gear on the ADV classifieds used, too. :dunno
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  2. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    You guys with the glove issue ..... I also had problems finding gloves to fit wide hands with shorter fingers that are on the thick side of normal . I recently was in Bunnings in the tools department , yeah , how unusual :brow . I happened upon a rack full of Mechanics gloves and found a line of glove very similar to the old school MX glove , a full leather palm with no seams and synthetic back that allows a bit of air flow . For $30 I figured if they don't do what I want them to do they will just be an expensive pair of Gardening gloves . Now after 2 several hour rides I have become smitten , they work and work well . I bought the smallest size I could get my hands in knowing they would stretch to a certain degree , 2 rides later and they are the proverbial hand in a glove fit :ricky . Really good quality too when comparing to similar designs and priced dirt bike gloves . Happy as a pig in Mud with them so far :thumbup .
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/mechanix-wear-medium-leather-original-gloves_p0013565
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  3. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Be grateful you can buy boots... when I walk into a shoe shop first thing I ask is do you sell size 15, 99.9% of the time it's a no, the rare exceptions are usually so frigging ugly a bloke wouldn't be seen dead in them.
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    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    brgsprint Been here awhile

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    I once had a guy ask me for a size 17 basketball shoe. I was at the rack in the back when he asked. When I came out, I handed him a pair of size 8s and a pair of nines. Told him to put them together.

    He didn't think it was funny.
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  6. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Ask. I went to a place called harbour town on the Gold Coast, it's sort of one of those large shopping centres where the mainstream suppliers flog the samples, remainders and stuff that's either too big or too small for their usual retail outlets.

    Found exactly two pairs of runners that fit me in the whole place...

    I'm a touchy feely type, don't do online retailing usually though I did get my vendramini marathons ex Italy sight unseen cause they made a size 50...
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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    mouse is a big hearted soul (and has a big sole to boot :wink:)...

    ... when he buys a new pair of shoes, he wears the boxes home... and donates the footwear to the needy. :clap
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    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    My kid wears a 17. He's okay with clown color shoes. Thank goodness. O_O
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    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    I buy 97% online.

    Even though I fit XL in the likes of jerseys I order XXL. Jacket is a tad large from America. Not a problem. The jerseys have worked out tops, gloves fit like a glove. $14 each posted I pay for gloves and jerseys.

    Boots and helmets I buy locally. Fit is too critical.

    Parts and accessories online unless needed urgently, even then I try to buy generic.
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  10. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    I don't blame you... considering that now most carrier charge by cubic weight... :lol3

    Size 15... How tall are you, Mouse?
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    Not sure how tall Mouse is but I do have a photo of him taking a...um....nap at a rally:lol3.
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  12. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    You best be posting it. :deal
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  13. Terrabones

    Terrabones Flat Strap

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    Ive got a reach like a sick dog so have to usually get 3xl and flap like a tent

    Feet some how have grown from 11.5 for most of my life to 14 and 6e wide so no boots for me .
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    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Man, what do they feed you blokes in Oz???
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    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Beer!!! It's not just for breakfast you know.
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    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Posted a photo for you over in jm, surprised you haven't caught it yet.

    6'5" less shrinkage...
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    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Have you had you pituitary gland checked? Had a mate who had acromegaly, turned out he had a tumour on his gland. He was such a wee fella to start off, even his sister was as tall as me.
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  18. tHEtREV

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    I have only just found out about the 6E stuff, I went through life thinking shoes and boots were tight across the foot was normal. Then I went to buy a new pair of shoes and the sales man looks at my feet and says dude you need a 4e, so after explaining what it was I tried one on and he suggests I try a 6E, and then says they don't stock any, and after a search of the shopping center and only finding a few 4E's I gave up and I'm still wearing the old shes I went in there with.:lol3

    I heard Alpinestars are good for a wide foot, so I am keen to try a set of them because all my other boots have hurt my tootsies....

    So anyone know any other brands of boots that are good for wide feet?

    Oh and I was just thinking of this thread a few days ago because my last helmet was bought online because I thought it was a bargain, but then went to my local bike shop for something and found they had the same helmet cheaper, so I decided I would go there first next time. I was thinking of that when I jumped on line looking at pants, and saw they had a helmet on special for a bargain price, so now I have a new helmet on it's way.:rofl
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    Suncoaster Been here awhile

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  20. Terrabones

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    My feet are not only wide but due to a high arch I need depth in my boots or after a few minutes I have nasty pins and needles.

    Most times I have to throw the inner soft sole out to get enough depth and walk on the hard surface.

    New balance runners in 4e or 6e work for me just , I have a set of Xelero hikers they are great , fancy shoes I have Drews.

    For riding I use Steel Blue lace up work boots (zipper on side) they are the most comfortable all day boots (heavy though)

    Thanks for the info I havnt had bike boots for yrs , really need to wear them for a few hours to be sure , they are bit expensive if they don't fit .
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