Hey all. Just looking at my options - as one should when looking at starting a business. One of these options brought up in class is to open a 'Budget' riding gear store that caters for Male and Female riders. A place folk can go in and try gear on that they may otherwise have had to purchase online (from interstate or o/seas suppliers). This option also works best for me as it is the 'cheaper option'... has fewer start up costs in terms of getting stock in. Could you please spare a minute or ten :wink: to answer the following questions: :grin: 1. What is your location? 2. Male or Female? 3. How important is wearing the correct motorcycling gear to you? Not Important Somewhat unimportant Important Somewhat important Very important 4. Have you purchased motorcycling gear in the past? 5. Where/How did you purchase? Retail outlet - please state (eg. Peter Stevens etc) Online - please state (eg. Ebay...online m/c gear store etc) Other - please state (Friends...fellow riders ) 6. RE: Retail stores - Are you happy with the range of products available in terms of... Please answer Yes or No and feel free to comment further a) Brands b) Style c) Size d) Color/Design e) Pricing f) Female Riding Gear 7. Have you purchased 'budget' riding gear in the past? Budget riding gear in this case means low cost gear usually manufactured o/seas .. eg. Pakistan..China...OR locally by smaller companies) (If answer is no, please skip to question 9) 8. If yes, were you happy with the product and would you buy again? Feel free to comment on why you chose your answer 9. For those who answered no to Q 7 - Is there a particular reason why you haven't purchased lower cost riding gear in the past? eg.. Concerns about the quality of the garment Unable to try product on before purchasing etc etc 10. Do you see the need for a store that deals exclusively in 'budget' riding gear? This being a store that stocks on its shelves a large range of gear in terms of Brand Sizing Style Color/Design Pricing Female Riding Gear! 11. Would you visit such a store? 12. How far would you be willing to travel to visit this store? 13. And finally, would you feel more inclined to visit this store if it also offered customers the opportunity to try on and order products from better known brands such as IXON, DriRider, Dainese, Joe Rocket etc etc? Thanks for your time! Mucho appreciato! I really do appreciate any help you can give...this whole business idea can be a bang the head against the wall situation at times!