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Mon, 12 May 2008
Cheap babies - 15:09
Pink Giro Animas (Full Size)
For years now I have worn a Giro E2 as my primary bike helmet. When I first started wearing it Bell helmets were rare in Australia (previously I found Bell helmets fit well), after trying out a number of helmets (including cheaper Giro models) the E2 was the only one I found that fit well at the time. Since using it I have also come to love the adjustable height visor and generally found it a really good helmet to wear.
When I broke my helmet last month I sent it off to the Australian Giro importer as they have a crash replacement policy, they will sell you a replacement at 40% of RRP. Once you include postage this would have put my new E2 at around AUD $170 to 180. I had already made use of this policy last year so all seemed fine. However the Giro importers rang back to say they would have no E2 helmets in stock until June sometime. So I started to look around online, a number of friends have bought their helmets that way and it was likely to be cheaper. I could have bought a new E2 for around AUD $160 including postage, however I happened to notice the Giro Animas mountain bike helmet model came in a really good pink flames colour. How could I resist getting more pink race gear, even though it will forever clash with anything red. So I ordered this (a model not available in Australia) and it arrived today.
I and I suspect many other customers love the ability to track packages being shipped, Danielle suggested I had too much time on my hands and am obviously a geek when I mentioned I knew my helmet had arrived in Sydney on Friday morning. However I could not help but look once a day or so and see the progress of the shipment until it arrived here. Anyway though I like my lilac spare helmet, this new helmet is far more comfortable, has an adjustable visor and comes with the added bonus that the flamingos I hide amongst do not even have to be painted lilac.
Date Time Location Event Details May 12, 2008 06:58:00 AM CANBERRA AUSTRALIA Out for delivery May 12, 2008 05:56:00 AM CANBERRA AUSTRALIA Arrival Scan May 12, 2008 04:11:00 AM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA Departure Scan May 9, 2008 08:55:00 AM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA Completed customs clearance process May 9, 2008 08:39:00 AM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA Arrival Scan May 7, 2008 11:10:00 AM JAMAICA NY UNITED STATES Departure Scan May 7, 2008 06:11:00 AM JAMAICA NY UNITED STATES Arrival Scan May 7, 2008 01:04:00 AM WILMINGTON OH UNITED STATES In transit May 7, 2008 12:56:00 AM WILMINGTON OH UNITED STATES Arrival Scan May 7, 2008 12:01:00 AM WILMINGTON OH UNITED STATES Departure Scan May 6, 2008 10:52:00 PM LOUISVILLE KY UNITED STATES Departure Scan May 6, 2008 08:05:00 PM LOUISVILLE KY UNITED STATES Departure Scan May 6, 2008 03:45:00 PM --- Shipment picked up from seller's facility