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Old 30th June 2017, 15:03   #46
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I received the helmet today. It is matte black color. The Blue Dart courier guy said they have received around 2000 helmets from Droom.

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I received the helmet on 1st July. Not bad. Something is better than nothing.
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Droom will sell ISI Helmet for INR 9/-
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Interesting move! Even in today's extremely competitive e-Commerce space, it's hard to believe a 99% discount...So what's the catch?
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I received the helmet today. It is matte black color. The Blue Dart courier guy said they have received around 2000 helmets from Droom.
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I received the helmet on 1st July. Not bad. Something is better than nothing.
With every new delivery confirmation, i was constantly wondering as to who was subsidizing the cost of the helmet. Giving up close to 800 bucks on thousands of shipments couldn't be a child's play. The answer seems to be here. The TOI article states that droom.in has got a fresh funding of $20m, making the total funding $60m. More importantly:
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The company recently announced it has increased its marketing budget to Rs 225 crore for the next one year.
So, every time a brand new helmet from droom.in lands at our doorstep, there is a minor dent in that 225 crore marketing corpus .

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I received the helmet as well last week, it's the one with Glossy finish. Will keep it in my car boot and will hand it over to some one in need.
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I am seeing so many ads in Olx with people listing it from Rs.200/- to Rs. 1000/- with really funny selling reasons

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After using the helmet for 1month for short errands, the visor developed a crack today. I have been handling the helmet very carefully but still this happened. Got it replaced for 50 bucks.
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Don't remember but I heard or read that next sale is on 25th July. I'll try to confirm this once i reach home.
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Default Re: ISI Helmet for INR 9/- only! Droom.in sale on 15th June 2017

They're apparently selling helmets for Rs.49/- today. I got a message from the website :
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ISI CERTIFIED HELMETS worth Rs 750 only for Rs 49/- @ DROOM GET SET HELMET sale (Oct 24, 11AM). Hurry!

Buy Now: https://goo.gl/UDdHLd

Call (Free) 180030037666
I ordered for it & paid.

Edit : I'm not associated with the company in any way.

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Default Re: Only ISI Helmet, says Bangalore Traffic Police. EDIT: Order withdrawn

ISI marking is something any product can easily get. It doesn't really ensure any quality.

This video shows the strength of an ISI marked helmet sold by droom.



I have this one and it's literally a piece of thermocol.

And the police want you to wear this helmet and not the better ones out there.

Basically, one has to wear a cheap helmet and die. If you wear a good helmet and survive, police will fine you and the insurance company wouldn't want to honor your claim because you were wearing a good helmet that actually works.
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Default Re: ISI Helmet for INR 9/- only! Droom.in sale on 15th June 2017

@saitanay - Thanks for sharing the video on droom helmet.

I started a habit of gifting helmets to random people who does not have any (started couple of years back). I buy Indian brands like Vega/Studds which cost under 1K. I have the same droom one (got it during initial sale), did not like it's quality so never bothered to give it to anyone. It is lying idle at home and planning use it for chopping onions.

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ISI marking is something any product can easily get. It doesn't really ensure any quality.

This video shows the strength of an ISI marked helmet sold by droom.
WTH. Immediate need to report this to ISI/concerned authorities. In the name of marketing DROOM is playing with consumers lives. We for one donot even know if this is actually ISI mark helmet or not.
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This video shows the strength of an ISI marked helmet sold by droom.
Glad that I still haven't used this helmet even once, nor gifted it to anybody.

Only reason why I ordered that helmet in the first place and decided to keep was because of the ISI certification. But after watching this video I'm confused what to do with it.
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WTH. Immediate need to report this to ISI/concerned authorities. In the name of marketing DROOM is playing with consumers lives. We for one donot even know if this is actually ISI mark helmet or not.
Well that what Droom advertises it as - ISI marked helmet. And the helmet in the video as well as the one that I received have the ISI mark on them.
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Default Re: ISI Helmet for INR 9/- only! Droom.in sale on 15th June 2017

This shows what great standards are adhered to by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

We should be ashamed.

Shameful that our country is run like this.
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Thanks for sharing the video. Although it was never expected to be of great quality, this is absolutely horrifying.

Guess the assumption that 'ISI Certification' assures some level of quality is literally 'torn to pieces' with this video.
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