Is it safe to buy online?

by Dustin
(Escondido, California, USA)

And are there any manufacturers I should not buy from? There are a lot of manufacturers outside of Honda, Vespa, and Yamaha, but I cannot find reviews for them. Manufacturers like BMS, NC, and JetMoto. I would like to know if it is safe to buy one of these brands, and buy it online.

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Oct 29, 2009
Safety First
by: Jim Zeiser

I also see you're in California. One of the things we talk about in is the problem of buying CARB approved scooters online. You have to confirm that the one you're buying is, in fact, a CARB model. That's why, when you live in your State, it might be better to find a dealer and make your best deal. There's no doubt then that the scooter will make it through DMV.

Oct 24, 2009
Not what, But Who
by: Jim Zeiser

It's not the brand of the scooter when buying a Chinese scooter online but who you buy from that counts. GS Motorworks is a trusted name in online sales, as is Valley Scooters and Znendirect. I bought from American Mopeds recently and while they delivered promptly and the product was good, I had a few issues acquiring paperwork, requiring more phone calls than I thought necessary. Don't even think about buying from Readytoridepowersports. Too bad for words.

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