The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has teamed up with Supply Management Investment Recovery in Washington, DC, to sell 38 Segway scooters to the general public.
Back in 2002, Reuters
reported that the post office bought 40 of the innovative Segway devices to begin a second phase of testing in Norman, Okla., and five new locations including San Francisco, Memphis, the Bronx in New York City, Chandler, Ariz., and a sixth, undisclosed location.
"The initial tests demonstrated how the machines could relieve postal workers from the travail of carrying as much as 35 pounds of mail along their routes, the post office said. It also decreased the time it took to walk between delivery addresses."
Apparently there was a good amount of oppostion from the carriers and others(click here
for a PostalMag.com
editorial on the purchase).
So don't miss out on this chance to own your own personal Segway scooter. According to USPS.com, the scooters come complete with a user guide, getting started manual, and a safety video "to start you on your Segway scooter experience."
The auction will be held online with bidding beginning at 8:00 A.M. CT on December 6, 2006, and ending at 5:00 P.M. CT on December 7, 2006.
For further information, contact Chris Register at the DoveBid, Inc., Chicago office at 847-597-4410.
To go to the auction site and videos of the Segways in action, click here