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Birds’ new business model is selling scooters

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SidA-1
40 Driver
 Posted 1 month ago

So sad. Now they’re selling their scooters at Target. How is this different than Razor.

https://angel.co/today/stories/bird-doubles-down-on-selling-electric-scooters-directly-to-customers-29956

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    AsStibelDude
    651 Driver
     1 month ago

    Sad indeed. Big $35B dream is gone.
    Selling their scooter is a direct admission their *Renting* business has failed 

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    cContino77
    153
     1 month ago

    are they just getting rid of their inventory? I sorta want one.

    then again, did they ever solve the legal issue. are they even allowed in my city? or will i get ticketed

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      CWalcutt75
      259 Driver
       1 month ago

      me too. it's ultimate fuel efficiency. Id be able to save huge on my monthly fuel cost. 

      I drive to work, but I can see people in the city on their subway and bus costs.  People can own their own. Clear ROI is an easier sell in my opinion.  For example, if I knew I can save $50 a month, I'd know after 12 months, I get my money back. 

      The rental, subscription model is too obscure IMO. It may work on music and movies but not sure on the transportation.

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    cheesehead
    522 Driver Rider
     1 month ago

    Does anyone else feel like we hit peak absurdity before covid hit... I mean, scooters dumped all over our lovely cities like candy wrappers so rich tech bros could fly around feeling cool.. Maybe this pandemic is just mother nature telling us to get ahold of ourselves.

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      ShadyPeteMD
      178 Driver
       1 month ago

      And to say goodbye to our grandparents 20 years too soon

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    DDominico69
    177 Driver
     1 month ago

    $1300 was definitely way too much but $600, maybe?

    The problem is...it’s purely for transporting yourself. No passengers, no hauling groceries. $600 is a lot of money so you can walk a little faster.