Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scooter Scamming

I see the FBI is declaring war on The Scooter Store.  I asked my friend John, no stranger to scooters, for his insights.  He replied: 
Not surprised: the scooter places push the damn things on everyone without any real evaluation of need. Or longevity. I know of two cases where Medicare paid a small fortune for a motorized chair for an elderly person who promptly died. the families got nearly nothing for the virtually unused chairs. They also aren’t built to last – and repairs are pretty hard to find (or pay for). Then there’s the transport problem: most people don’t seem to realize that these things won’t jump into the trunk of your car by magic. So the owner becomes housebound. It’s a racket all the way around.

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