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Don't Buy an Overpriced Scooter

Aug 12, 2008
Purchasing a scooter for a child or for yourself can be exciting but you want to make sure you purchase one from a reputable company and for a fair price. If this is your first time purchasing a scooter there will be several dealerships that try to sell you refurbished scooters for full price or even try to over price you.

Direct manufacturer's advertise all over the place about their current sales or great prices on scooters. They lead customers to believe that buying directly from them that they will not only be getting the best model available but that they will also be paying much less than if it was purchased at a store or retailer.

The Buy Direct and Save pitch is often thrown in the face of many customers via newspaper advertisements, radio broadcasts, and even Internet ads. However if you read before choosing a place to shop you will find that research shows that most people who buy directly from the manufacturer end up spending quite a bit more than if bought else where. The reason this happens is because most buyers are unaware of a good model or brand as well as the actual payment that they should be paying.

To most customers it would make sense to buy directly from the company that creates the scooters because it would cut out the middleman therefore causing the price to drop, but of course this is not the case. Another downside from purchasing through them is that usually the scooter you will end up purchasing is of less value than one that you would have bought locally. Make sure to inspect all aspects of any scooter that you are considering purchasing to make sure there is nothing wrong with it.

If you are dealing with a new dealership or someone that is an individual ask to see the original sales papers or receipt from purchase. You want to make sure that its not something that may have been damaged before and has been repaired just enough to unload it onto someone without their knowing.

Depending on where you live you will find overpriced scooters such as high trafficked tourist spots, airports, museums, theme parks and other places where lots of walking is involved. If you are vacationing near an ocean, skating park, lake, or other places similar to these you will also find that people flock to scooter shops. This is the best way to get around areas that are low on taxis. The prices for taxis on resorts or islands are usually really high so its cheaper to rent a scooter for a day of shopping or sight seeing.
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