Post by desertbikes on Jan 13, 2020 22:28:58 GMT -7
This just barely qualifies as a bike, however, were I still a city dweller relying on the city transit system, this would be a great option. That's assuming everything I needed to carry would fit in a backpack. At just over $300 it's cheaper than many collapsible bike without a motor!
interesting, if they had these in the store i would definitely give them a look. they list 2 others at $399. both marked down from 700+, and a couple in the $799 range marked down from 1499, and i think what's happening is we're beginning to see competition and market saturation driving prices down at the higher price ranges. i'm hoping this trend continues,.
Post by desertbikes on Jan 14, 2020 10:28:42 GMT -7
The others are mostly other vendors. Only buy from Walmart on the wally website or risk buying a screw job, and not in a good way.
But, yeah, these are all Chinese imports so at some point someone will buy a slug (100 or more) & accept a 20% profit. The margins are usually outrageous on "green" products. If you look at the Alibaba website - not Aliexpress - you can pick your most desireable bike configuration, request a quotation FOB mainland Red Chine. Some will give shipping quotes. Regardless, you'll see what I mean about the profit margins. If you're Walmart, & going though third party vendors, you also have to pad the price for loss-probability. i.e. stupid people & bad/poor performing lipo batteries.
Chinese chosen names are often odd. Do-Hike, as in if you buy this you will Do (some) Hiking - cuz it don't work
i'm hoping that's not what they were thinking. i'm actually tempted to order up one of these for the LOTH, who has not ridden her huffy ONCE since it got home. maybe a hub motor would make more sense? if i do, there will be a review. we'll see.
lurker: oh, good, i thought i was the only one here, talking to myself.
Aug 6, 2020 8:20:50 GMT -7
desertbikes: No doubt. I'm still in the north country among to pines. Crappy verizon signal but lucky I have anything. My usual spot was taken so while voice & test work OK, data is spotty.
Aug 5, 2020 4:29:47 GMT -7
gonefishin: to hot to type
Aug 4, 2020 19:49:34 GMT -7
lurker: i order something in maybe once a month. heck, it's usually related to firearms and i tell you guys all about it.
Jul 29, 2020 9:18:12 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yup at least 90% of the time. However I get at least 2 or 3 items per week via USPS so I have a higher probability of failures they're responsible for creating. On-Trac is the leader of lost or damaged goods so USPS isn't the worst.
Jul 29, 2020 8:39:58 GMT -7
lurker: it's been my experience that the problem is not the USPS so much as the people outside USPS at the start of the process. regular mail takes a week at most to cross the country, more like 3 or 4 days, but fulfillment and customs can take weeks.
Jul 28, 2020 13:08:09 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yes. I had forgotten about the high tech USPS labs. In March they stated with confidence, after pain staking genetic surface testing that, the mail was "probably okay to handle". The also CDC advised that wearing masks wasn't useful. Yup. High tech.
Jul 28, 2020 4:08:59 GMT -7
lurker: maybe they were testing it for you? mighty considerate, those USPS people.
Jul 27, 2020 6:29:12 GMT -7
lurker: updated in polytech thread. arrival expected tomorrow. i'm so gullible.
Jul 27, 2020 6:26:40 GMT -7
desertbikes: My personal record for longest ship time is 5 months. A PCP air/water filter shipped from Shanghai in Feb. I finally got it last month. It had been in the US since March. USPS had no explanation
Jul 27, 2020 4:39:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: Ta da! With USPS it may still take a tour thu TX & OKC before it gets to you
Jul 26, 2020 7:21:50 GMT -7
lurker: hooray! it exists! it's on its way! it's in ...minnesota? some time next week, i hope.
Jul 25, 2020 4:33:22 GMT -7
desertbikes: If you print postage yourself with a tracking #, it's not scanned at the PO where it's dropped off unless it's 1st class or "overnight". Same if it's a home pickup. 3day flat rate box only gets a origination & destination scan. It's nuts.
Jul 24, 2020 4:59:39 GMT -7
desertbikes: Besides the old trick of printing a shipping label to make it appear a thing has shipped, the USPS may only scan at the destination PO for delivery.
Jul 24, 2020 4:50:59 GMT -7
lurker: ordered a small item on the 13th from colorado for poly, $25. on the 16th they claimed they shipped, but really only assigned tracking #. today 22nd they say it has actually shipped, but tracking doesn't reflect that. not happy with e-commerce.
Jul 22, 2020 14:05:09 GMT -7
lurker: sci-fi, history and anthro are all mind-openers. math? zoom, over my head. maybe see if there's a library in the next town?
Jul 21, 2020 10:41:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: Also a few hundred lbs of process control instrumentation & PLC manuals. Maybe 25 years worth. While the internal instrumentation electronics have changed over time, the theory of operation & system placement have not.
Jul 20, 2020 7:53:05 GMT -7
desertbikes: I'll have to take a look. Most are in boxes that haven't been opened in years. Lots of scifi, some horror, history, anthropology, electronics & math.
Jul 20, 2020 5:06:31 GMT -7