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The new Segway is here, the new Segway is here!

by grimgraphix / August 15, 2006 1:46 AM PDT
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The reason I haven't bought one....
by Angeline Booher / August 15, 2006 3:41 AM PDT

....is the price. Happy

Seriously, I see their value in many applications. But not for the general public.

Though some who can afford them can buy them as a fun item, for those of us who can't, just riding around on one is expensive fun.

There really have no use in going to the local grocer to pick up milk and bread because there isn't a way to carry the items home.

(But I'd like to try one!) Happy

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I thought the original Segway was supposed to ...
by Evie / August 15, 2006 3:55 AM PDT

... revolutionize transportation as we know it. Pardon me if I don't get all verklempt over a new one!

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Interesting technology, but....
by EdH / August 15, 2006 4:22 AM PDT

implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

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Interesting technology...
by J. Vega / August 15, 2006 5:14 AM PDT

It's interesting technology, especially when he applied that gyro technology to a wheelchair. The result was one that lets the person raise himself up to normal eye level, and even more amazing "walk" up and down stairs".
I looked into one, having expressed interest in a Forum thread a while back. Guess what? I can't buy one because years of taking Predisone caused Osteoporosis. Their position is that the nudges it makes while climbing might possibly cause something to break. How about those apples, as the saying goes?

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Doesn't the thing cost over twenty grand?
by EdH / August 15, 2006 5:23 AM PDT

But some day it will be cheaper and more commonplace and more useable by everyone.

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I think it was...
by J. Vega / August 15, 2006 8:36 AM PDT

I can't remember exactly, but I think the price was about $24,000. Great chair. Besides, after I sell the farm, what else can I do with the money? I don't have a lot of expenses and needless to say don't get out much, so the money spent on that would be money spent on something that would greatly improve my situation. Money in something like stocks or bonds just sits there breeding a little more money.
Well, I've still got my "thrill of the chase" searching out collectables (grin).

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