Evo is pretty legit, and my Never Summer SL I bought from them 2 seasons back came in with no problems. I ordered a banana magic a couple years back as well, no problems.
I just got my 2012 Ride Bezerker in today, however, and UPS (who is usually so good with my packages, and they are one of my bigger clients) decided to throw away the cardboard box when they somehow damaged it. They just taped the shipping label to the base. They only thing "protecting" the board was the thin ass plastic it comes with from the factory (shrink wrap). I was working and someone else accepted the package at my office. I look at it, hmm everything seems ok, edges aren't hurt somehow. Then I see it, oh what the fuck, there is a rub mark the size of megan fox's toe thumbs through the top sheet into the core. Motherfuck.
I call up the shop I bought it from (Buckman's). They were pretty courteous, made some phone calls, found out what UPS did, and since they didn't have any 2012 158's in stock, and neither did Ride, they are going to set me up with a return label and send out a 2013 version for me. Sweeeeet.
TLDR; Don't be afraid to buy online, shop local when you can (I'm in fucking Louisiana, I can't). If you buy from a stand up shop, they'll back you up if something does happen, but most likely it won't. This was just a fluke for me with UPS, they are pretty good to me usually.
Last edited by Chance42; 09-10-2012 at 07:05 PM.