I have the need to buy riding gear for the missus - the whole works. Be her first step into motorcycles, before she gets her own. So, initially I thought of staying local in melbourne - PS. But after some investigation on the 'net, I discover that the price difference is quite huge. For example: a Dainese jacket: AUD$950 at PS USD$520 at some online shop (based somewhere in the EU) => ~ AUD$620 after conversion. That's over AUD$300 saving!!! NOTE: I don't know how much shipping, postage & handling will cost. Does anyone have any experiences with buying riding gear from the 'net? I have a number of questions I thought some of youse with experience may be able to answer: 1) What are the overheads like (shipping, postage & handling)? 2) Will the goods get slapped on with taxes upon arriving in oz? 3) Recommendation: better to stick locally? Or go ahead with 'net shopping? Basically: WHAT'S THE CATCH? The price difference is so significant I would expect everyone to be buying from these internet shops. However, I get the impression that most people buy their stuff from the local shops. If anyone is interested I can post up the 'net shop address. Cheers for any help.