Broken legs scooters are now a standard item on many shops’ shelves.
Business broker Mike Bowers believes this is due to the rising popularity of broken legs scooter among young adults.
“They have been popular with people who are breaking up.
They can afford to go out and have a bit of fun with their broken legs and have fun, and then come home and get a second opinion,” he said.
The new craze has led to many companies advertising broken legs bikes and scooters, and the price has risen accordingly.
Business broker Mike: “They are going for the cheap, they are going to get the bang for their buck, but then they have got to deal with the cost of fixing them, they have to deal the hassle of the broken legs.”
Mike’s father, a former paramedic, died from a broken leg after a crash.
“His dad was a very strict, very hard-working man, but it took him 20 years to get up again,” Mike said.
“He didn’t have a broken legs bike, he had a broken foot.
“It’s a little bit of a craze in the area, and people are going out and having a bit more fun.” “
“The cost of getting them fixed and the cost to get them repaired is very expensive, so it’s not a great deal.” “
It’s a little bit of a craze in the area, and people are going out and having a bit more fun.”
“The cost of getting them fixed and the cost to get them repaired is very expensive, so it’s not a great deal.”
He said many young people were still breaking their legs on their own.
Bowers believes broken legs are a huge market opportunity for the business sector.
He’s hoping to use the opportunity to increase his own sales by 15 per cent by encouraging customers to buy the scooters and scooter frames and replace them.
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In August, the NSW government announced it would introduce a $100,000 reward for anyone who could help find a broken-leg scooter or scooter frame that could be used to fix broken legs.
Mr Bowers said he’s hopeful a big number of broken-limb scooters will be found by the end of the year.
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