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The Price of a Trike

Posted by mrjustjohn on January 28, 2008 at 7:27 PM

I was on my second pot of coffee, when he telephone rang. It was a young soon-to-be-triker, that had some honest questions about trikes and buying his first trike. The caller stated "the price of trikes are so different, how do I know if I am getting a good trike." I had to think about that, as I made a new pot of coffee. Not to take away from the builder's craftmenship, or design, I said that diffrent trikes have different prices. Some trikes are built in a company by employees, and that can increase the cost of the trike. Some builders build trikes one at a time, as a labor of love. The trike will be just as good as a company trike that is built. I told the caller, "that the first thing is to find a trike you really like.", after that look at trikes that are simular and check prices.

Today, the price of gas, insurance, house payments, living expenses, can prevent a new triker from buying a trike at high prices. 10 years ago, same trike cost a lot less, nothing has changed but the cost of doing business has gone up. Pricing can make or break a company, if the customers can't afford the trikes, there is no new riders.



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2:15 PM on March 18, 2009 
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