How to Buy an Electric Bike
Step 1: Research Electric Bikes. What are the kinds? The makes? The models? Read about them. Test drive them. When you travel for business, find the e-bike store and test drive some more.
Step 2: Set a major financial goal, and say the reward for accomplishing it will be an e-bike. Work toward goal for years, all while casually researching and test driving the e-bikes.
Step 3: Meet major financial goal, and keep over-analyzing researching and test driving e-bikes. Research building own e-bike. Set up Craigslist search for used e-bikes (rare).
Step 4: Buy a car for $200. Think maybe this justifies e-bike purchase. But then think how could I spend 10x as much on a bike as my car? Keep dreaming researching.
Step 5: Replace possible e-biking hobby with reading about e-bikes hobby. For years.
Step 6: Give up on ever buying
a motorcycle for nerds an e-bike.
Step 7: Craigslist search shows e-bike for sale nearby for $500. Buy e-bike. Assemble. Ride. Love.
Does anyone else approach purchases like this? What’s the longest it’s taken you to pull the trigger on a purchase?
Uh, what about purchasing new clothes?? Socks, jeans, T-shirts? I mean, the question is, how many holes does something have to have… how many patches and how much darning justifies just buying a new piece?
Then…. do you buy used? Do you wait until Black Friday or Triple Coupon Wednesday?
Sometimes stuff like this just gets ridiculous.
Well, we definitely don’t apply this to small and every day household purchases. This was a purchase we both recognized as unnecessary but one we were willing to make. And the tone of the post is supposed to be silly 🙂