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Found two helmets at an antique store near me and I need an informed opinion

Article about: Ludicrously over priced. Apparently, the owner thinks that he has 2 treasures and will, doubtless, refuse to come down very much in price...A common problem with these "antique dealers&

  1. #11


    Well my purchase may have been an anomaly, sorry to post something that you felt is more important to correct than the OPs question.

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  3. #12


    The OP's question has already been answered. He would do well to study reputable
    dealer sites & compare their prices to the ridiculous amount asked by antique shops.
    As a fellow Australian collector I certainly do not feel qualified to give an opinion as
    far as international pricing is concerned given the totally unreal sums asked in our
    own market.


  4. #13


    Once again sorry for presenting my opinion on this matter.

  5. #14


    Hey guys, time to chill out ...... its the weekend after all

    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

  6. #15


    original helmets but way over price.

  7. #16


    Nice lids but is the dealer called Dick Turpin?...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

  8. #17


    I know of two m34 police helmets for sale one 245$ the other one 265$.
    you can find them just got to look.

  9. #18


    I am probably going to come back to him with an offer of 300 (just so he still makes a decent profit.) Is there an official appraisal guide online that I can provide a reference to for him when he tries to counter with 489 or something insane. Cricket, do you have links to these helmets? I would like to buy one if this deal falls through.


  10. #19


    I reckon $300 would be a great price for a double decal civic in that condition! I had a similar one availble to me for $350 but had to back out --- if he agrees to your offer you should be pleased, seems like dealers want between $350-400 and up (in some cases -- inflated) for really nice complete examples. I have yet to find one that suits my tastes and the one you have there I'd have easily snatched up -- at the right price, mind you. Good luck!

  11. #20


    Original but overpriced as the fellas are saying.
    Make an offer of what you would be prepared to pay, and walk away if it isn't accepted.
    Go back a while later (cos they will still be there at those prices), and repeat your offer.
    If your offer is reasonable, chances are you could get them.


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