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    Mobility scooters.

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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    Mobility scooters.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 3 May 2012 - 19:44

    Are all these people in Tenerife riding these things really disabled or impaired? Interesting reading...the piece is about UK.
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    Mermaid
     
     

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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Mermaid on Thu 3 May 2012 - 19:54

    There is a guy with one near me and is a maniac with it he drives as fast as he can and swerves round you. He also has a habit of ringing his bell to tell people to shift.

    Tenerife with them and bloody bikes are are danger to people like me who enjoy wandering along in a dream world



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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Mcqueen on Thu 3 May 2012 - 19:58

    I saw a double going along vistasur kid driving and an old person on the back, Save on taxi fares, We had Janets mothers here while i flogged it, Had a few turns round the house, ,
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Topdog on Thu 3 May 2012 - 20:12

    Some bird of about 26 in Worthing and her Mum both got one. Bloke I know lives near them and says he knows a relative and they are just Chubs and feckin lazy bassa's.
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by innit on Thu 3 May 2012 - 20:14

    Perhaps if some of the larger users done a bit of walking their health would improve and they would not need them. I agree with you TD.
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Topdog on Thu 3 May 2012 - 21:15

    There are obviously some large people who have a reason for it beyond their control and I feel the ones that are just fat and lazy are degrading these.
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Gypsy on Thu 3 May 2012 - 21:24

    Oh at long last a post that might tempt Oneleg to add his comments I'm going to email him the link.

    My hate, speeding Madge scooters and segways.
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by 3rdforum on Thu 3 May 2012 - 21:44

    They sell 70000 of these a year. If we give each an average lifespan of 5 years, that's 350000 on the street at any time. Would there really be 350000 people in dire need of these things? Should be for properly vetted disabled people only. I also agree that some of the obese clientèle should not get one. Fair enough if it medically necessary, but for those that would prefer not to experience pain or effort, these things are only going to exacerbate their problems in the long run.






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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Gypsy on Fri 4 May 2012 - 4:39

    Where is Jimbo? for some reason I seem to remember he used to be involved with providing equipment including mobility scooters for the disabled (or did I dream that??)

    I kinda also remember this conversation elsewhere and the embarrassment of being castigated for suggesting that some people use them because they were fat and lazy rather than have a genuine need - seems the reality is I was not alone in my thoughts but some people are just too good, or two faced to even suggest such a thing.
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 4 May 2012 - 9:40

    Also some forum owners are overwieght and dont like talking about it,
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 4 May 2012 - 10:19

    Who you talking about Reg??






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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Mermaid on Fri 4 May 2012 - 11:37

    well its not me as I am tiny



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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 4 May 2012 - 12:09

    Else where, Dont worry, None of us,
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Gypsy on Fri 4 May 2012 - 12:24

    Mcqueen wrote:Also some forum owners are overwieght and dont like talking about it,

    3rdforum wrote:Who you talking about Reg??

    Mcqueen wrote:Elsewhere, Dont worry, None of us,


    weather weather There's me thinking you meant Mary as you beat him running up the stairs. Now don't know who you are referring to but I was on about TA and some of the holier than thou that are on there.
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 4 May 2012 - 12:36

    Well Mary could do with losing a stone, But i would still beat him, I'm packing an insulin stone but it dosent slow me down, TA - Mmmm, they do go on a bit, i must get 5 Emails a day, Self promoting bunch of nothing else to do's,
    What ? Mobility scooters er yes right where was we
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Topdog on Fri 4 May 2012 - 13:00

    Lost 8lb since been back. Put on a stone and 2lb whilst on the rock.
    Might do 3 weeks in autumn and come home and get a scooter. I would then drive it for charity to Tenerife. I would raise money for the food for fatties society, to help the economy in the sales of mobility scooters. Ban lettuce campaign, starts here.
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Jimandsi on Fri 4 May 2012 - 16:16

    Gypsy wrote:

    Where is Jimbo? for some reason I seem to remember he used to be involved with providing equipment including mobility scooters for the disabled (or did I dream that??)


    No, you didn't dream it Gypsy - my OH has a mobility aids business which includes scooters.

    Demand for them is growing (get it ) and the margins are exceptionally good.

    The real return is in servicing though. Collect the u/s one, repair it, return it or do a trade in against a better model. Money for old rope !





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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Topdog on Fri 4 May 2012 - 16:24

    You will be a FAT CAT one day Jim
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 4 May 2012 - 19:01

    I'm all in favour of fleecing the disabled, I get one or two myself,
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Topdog on Fri 4 May 2012 - 20:19

    Reg gets one or two these to flog on
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    Re: Mobility scooters.

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Sat 5 May 2012 - 0:20

    Heeeeeeeeeee, just clicked on this thread and banner ad is for mobility scooters. Very clever this interweb.........



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