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Old 03-26-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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Anyone ordered gear from Germany?

I am looking at a pair of daytona boots from biker discount or something, cant remember now, located in germany. Biker land.de? anyway, wondering about added costs and fees accepting something from yurp.

my finger keeps hovering over the " buy" button but then i get anxsious reading that i "may" incur extra costs. shouldi have the boots sent to a US adress instead?

what has your experience been?

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Old 03-26-2015, 10:47 AM   #2
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While I haven't ordered from them, I've ordered lots from Europe. Never a problem and no other fees to date.

Can't say the same for goods coming from the US....
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:50 PM   #3
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Be patient with this thread for a couple of days. One of our guys got posted to Germany last year, and frequents here still. Bet he'll be able to give you some intel from a canuck's pov.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:31 PM   #4
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Listen up... I just bought new Sidi Crossfires from Germany (Motion.de). They cost $350, tax in shipping in. Actually, I guess there was no tax since they shipped our of Europe. No duty at the Cdn border, so no added fees. Shipping was cheap too, like $25.

They arrived couple days ago.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:16 PM   #5
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Go for it if the exchange makes sense.

Bikerland uses DHL who passes it to Canada Post.
You don't pay vat but you may or may not get hit with HST.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:56 PM   #6
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I bought my Hepco Becker Junior bags from Germany & pretty sure it was from biker discount about 4 or 5 years ago.

Was cheaper than here in Canada & way cheaper than bringing in from USA (at that time).

Was lightning quick shipping & no additional fees (it did come DHL).

I have bought some other bits & pieces from Germany and have yet to have an issue.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:06 AM   #7
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I have recently purchased 2 pairs of Sidi boots from:

http://biker-land.de/info/Nicht-EU-Kunde.html

They have an eBay store as well if that is more convenient for you to use. I have used both their eBay store, and direct, with no difference in service. Their communication is excellent.

The price was some $200/pair cheaper than here in Canada (including shipping) and they arrived in about 1 week.

I highly recommend them. When you go on to their site, make sure that you click on the "non EU" customer button at the top so that the prices will show without the EU VAT of 19%.

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Old 03-29-2015, 03:59 PM   #8
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chromeburners.com

Has anyone ever ordred from this place? They are in The Netherlands
http://ca.chromeburners.com/offroad/...k-goretex.html
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:32 PM   #9
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Ordered Sidi Boots and a Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet from Bikerland.DE.

Great prices, reasonable shipping and delivery approximately two weeks after the order was placed. Also, great customer service as I had a last minute change of color for the helmet.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:05 PM   #10
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Ordered Sidi Boots and a Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet from Bikerland.DE.

Great prices, reasonable shipping and delivery approximately two weeks after the order was placed. Also, great customer service as I had a last minute change of color for the helmet.
Similar experience, ordered SIDI boots and other than paying duties on the purchase (hit and miss with DHL/CP transfer) everything was great.

Hurray for globalization.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:25 AM   #11
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... daytona boots from ... Biker land.de?

what has your experience been?

thanks
Just a heads up on the Daytonas. They are spectacular boots BUT make sure you have tried on the actual size, first. I am a 44 in BMW boots (what I have often used before), but got 45s in the Daytonas and they are still so damn tight around the arch, I needed to get them stretched (still near impossible to zip up).

I had a German friend pick them up for me in Germany and hand deliver them, so I have no comment on your shipping issue.

They are handmade, so perhaps I got an "off" pair? I don't know.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:23 AM   #12
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+1 on http://biker-land.de/info/Nicht-EU-Kunde.html

I ordered a pair of Sidi adventure gore from them. Great price and quick delivery
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:08 AM   #13
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Just a heads up on the Daytonas. They are spectacular boots BUT make sure you have tried on the actual size, first. I am a 44 in BMW boots (what I have often used before), but got 45s in the Daytonas and they are still so damn tight around the arch, I needed to get them stretched (still near impossible to zip up).

I had a German friend pick them up for me in Germany and hand deliver them, so I have no comment on your shipping issue.

They are handmade, so perhaps I got an "off" pair? I don't know.

This Is going to be a huge issue.....where the hell am I going to be able to try a pair on? Kicking myself as I was in Germany in September and never thought of it....I keep doing online research on sizing....
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:33 AM   #14
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Send them an outline of your feet maybe.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:32 PM   #15
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I've shopped at FC Moto, Louis (German family business just bought out by Warren Buffet ) and Hein Gericke. Another motorbike store was Polo. They have motorbike stores like we have Tim Hortons.

Exchange rate was good and I wasn't paying VAT so prices were pretty good then. I don't know about shipping. In my experience UPS and Fedex charge on delivery more often than USPS/Canada Post from the US anyways.

Especially love my Held gloves
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