The thing was on “sale,” for only $389.88. Regular price, $550. (Does anyone charge “regular price any more?)
Add $124.99 for “Set up and delivery.” Add $124.99 for “Three year warranty.” Add $35.27 for tax TOTAL $675.13
All on credit.
Hmmm, I just saw the price has been lowered to $370.39 – I wonder if they will refund the difference.
I have a letter from my doctor saying I need the thing for my bad heart, etc. so I hope to get a medical deduction at the end of the year.
So, here I am with a $675 machine that is absolutely famous for getting set aside to gather dust after only a few months.
ALL exercise equipment probably has a shelf life of, what, three to six months before they are ignored – or given to charity?
Will I be any different?
I hope so.
I joined Planet Fitness February 5, so I was active on that treadmill for exactly seven months.
Bad weather is setting in, and I hope to save travel expenses by exercising at home.
(Hmmmm, Planet Fitness DID pay the electric bill for a top-of-the-line treadmill, and for the cable TV. How do I fit THAT in to my equation? Luckily, I am no math whiz, so I am going to ignore that question.)
Okay – some math. If I use the thing for 10 months, that is $67.50 per month. Whew! Makes me sweat just thinking about it.
If I live long enough to get on the machine for 20 months (that’s almost two years!), it will cost me $33.75 per month. Now that is about what Gold’s Gym Costs.
But I wasn’t going to Gold’s Gym, I was going to Planet Fitness for $10 per month, so, I have to bring the cost of my new treadmill down even further.
Still kind of expensive, but okay, 36 months it is. If I am not pushing up daisies by then. If the cup holder isn’t being used to hold a potted plant. If I haven’t moved in the meantime.
Oh, come on.
You know what, it is the cheapest machine Sears had, so it doesn’t even LOOK pretty!
Let’s see – slant at 4, speed at 3, time at one hour . . . . . . . . . later peoples. . . . . .