come on guys, you really need an european dealer/importer
i stumbled over the onewheel topic some time ago, and somehow i got hooked:yum:
watched a couple of videos, read many of the posts in this forum…
as some weeks passed by, i somehow convinced myself, that alltough 1500$ is a little bit extreme, it could still be worth the fun.
that´s when i started to look for a european shop where i can spend my money at in a weak moment:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
you already know what i am aiming at: the only way ist to import from the US.
well, the dutycalculator.com says
+300$ Shipping to Austria (wtf??)
= 2.065€ = 2.223$ (!!)
come on guys, that´s really crazy for a 20 minutes lasting fun-toy, don´t you think so? :open_mouth:
i mean, alltough i am a passionated kiteboarder and therefore used to spend crazy ammount of money for toys, this is just too heavy, considering that originally it would cost 1.499$ which is 1.392€
considering that you would have to add even more for a supercharger and stuff.
not to talk about what happens if i somehow encounter any troubles which requires a repair or only a new tire…
that said: i still want one, and i really think this a great thing to have, but one has to stay somehow realistic...:disappointed:
I wholeheartedly agree with a European dealer.
I got mine in the first batch, and I just hope they will sort that out before any repairs are needed.
So far I'm justifying the cost by not using my car anymore. So it's a fun investment ;)
European dealer/service centre could not come soon enough! Would be such a peace of mind, especially knowing that the OW will inevitably have to go in for service at some point.
U.K. Postage and import tax is £500.. That's close to the price of another onewheel.. If I didn't have to pay that I would buy 2!
Shipping & import fees are a killer, but it may be possible to work around them. I just picked mine up in the US & flew it home to Japan with me, which is a good option if you travel to and from the US. When I needed a warranty repair, FutureMotion covered the shipping costs, and the import fee was waived since it was a repair order.
btw - It takes 20 minutes to charge, but I typically get 45-60min ride from one charge. Then I plug in at Starbucks, take a 20 minute break, and hit the road again :-) Honestly, after riding for 45 minutes, I want a break anyway. If I'm just goofing off with friends in the park, the battery lasts longer because there are natural short breaks all the time.