First Three Segways Sold For Over $100,000

from the some-people-have-too-much-money dept

I’m still somewhat surprised about this one. The famous “first three” Segways that were auctioned off on Amazon, all appear to have sold for over $100,000. How stupid does this seem? By the end of the year, apparently, you’ll be able to buy one for $3,000. Already there are industrial Segways that are selling in the range of $10,000. You’re still not allowed to use Segways in many states – and yet three people may be willing to pay over $100,000 for one. Doesn’t seem all that rational. It will be unique and hold its value for a few months – at which point it will plummet. Doesn’t seem like the wisest investment. Of course, some of the bids may turn out to be pranks – but at least one of the bidders has confirmed that he’s for real.

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The Misanthrope (user link) says:

Ride That Segway to the Nuthouse

I’ve watched people spend $60,000 for a 1-carat D/Flawless [diamond], and $100 for a share of AMZN. All this proves is that 1) people are still stupid and 2) bad as the economy may be, there are still people with money to throw down the toilet.
No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. –H. L. Mencken

np (user link) says:

amazon segway auction

these people probably wanted to support FIRST – plus get their name in the news for five seconds, and a handshake from Dean Kamen. Nevertheless, it’s good publicity – we are really interested in the Ibot, and it’s good if those prices will come down by the time the FBA approves those robots.

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