I came across a site called 'Consequences for Life" http://www.c4life.com which sells, among other things, Cokers for
$289.44. That may not seem like anything to shout about but they will
post them anywhere in the world for $77.75 - way less than from Unicycle.com.
However the site seems kinda kooky - they also sell crystal singing
bowls, bee products, pyramids, one-arm bandits and something called
‘sound therapy’. Has anyone ever dealt with these characters before?
Can I trust them to transmogrify my hard earned cash into 36" speedy
one-wheeled cruising machine?
Although I’m instantly suspicious anytime I see the words “spiritual” and “buy” on the same page, this seems to be a legit site.
Whoever the guy on the Unicycles on the “Unicycle info” page http://www.c4life.com/unifo.html is, he is at least familiar with Unicycles enough to know where to access the Levels requirements, etc. Just another web entrepreneur who’s also into Unicycling and just wants to profit while spreading the sport? A pretender to the throne of Unicycling.com?
Any comment, Mr. Drummond? They seem to have mostly lifted the body copy directly from Unicyle.com’s pages… nearly word-for-word.
I’m not so sure I believe that they can ship “anywhere in the world” for only $77.75… that’s the UPS ground charge, and so would be, I think, limited to the continental landmasses of North and South America… elsewhere would be via air…
I also wonder how up-to-date this site is, because even Coker’s direct price (without special Kovachi wheel service) is now $339.00 + shipping ($10 over the Unicycle.com price).
$/dollars is a relative term. All three websites in question are in the US, so if you start quoting prices in other currencies without mentioning which, it’s a little meaningless. US$/Canadian$/Australian$/NZ$/Singaporean$/the list goes on…
The quote that John Drummond gave me for shipping a Coker Deluxe plus an extra tire and tube came to roughly 21,600 yen. Mean anything to you? How about US$180?
I’m not complaining. That’s halfway around the world to my front door… but it’s one of the reasons I have to spend a little more time saving my yennies before I can get a Coker.
“Expensive” is more a matter of “how much buys what” than just “how much”.
You can probably buy a lot more lamb chops in NZ with “$500” than you can in the States.
It was just a typo! Only a typo! I didn’t mean to do it!
Actually, I meant to type “suspend”.
If the enclosed instructions did not mention the importance of the North-South axial orientation necessary for proper positioning of the pyramid prior to pedalling for potential peak positive performance, I think you may have a practical case for litigation.
> The quote that John Drummond gave me for -shipping- a Coker Deluxe plus
> an extra tire and tube came to roughly 21,600 yen. Mean anything to
> you? How about US$180?
That’s not too bad - as Max said it’ll cost nearly US$500 to send a Coker
to New Zealand. This is the reason why I’m interested in www.c4life.com. I’ve
emailed them and they said postage will cost US$85.20 via USPS. This is
> You can probably buy a lot more lamb chops in NZ with “$500” than you
> can in the States.
Very true. Anyone want to send me a Coker for NZ$500 worth of lamb chops?
Tony, there is an easy solution to this problem. Volunteer to host the next UNICON. People from all over the world will come to New Zealand and many of them will bring their Cokers. A few of them might be persuaded to leaver their Coker in NZ for a small pile of currency. Just think of all the unicycle importing you could get for free just for hosting a UNICON.