A few years ago we began to realize we were getting old and having some mobility issues so we decided to keep an eye out for a good, used electric mobility scooter. I found a pretty good deal on a near-new small travel scooter from a dealership in Ontario. I bought it through Ebay so it was a pretty safe purchase and the dealer paid the shipping. So, now my disabled wife had a nice little scooter that would fit nicely in our minivan, It was great for her when we visited a ghost town with friends. But what was I to do? I couldn't walk fast enough to keep up and tired pretty quickly so we bought another from the same dealer. Now we could roam the neighborhoods together or visit the local malls. We could even fit two in the van. One day we spotted an ad on Facebook for another little travel scooter and bought it too. Our son is also somewhat disabled and we thought he would enjoy it. We found we could easily fit three little scooters in the van and still seat three people. You see where this is going don't you? Suddenly this is my new hobby along with detailing them, making repairs, figuring out loading docks and ramps, etc. About then we started to yearn for something bigger with pneumatic tires and suspensions. The little travel scooters are nimble and really handy but the hard plastic small-diameter wheels are really rough riding on pavement and sidewalks. Now we wanted comfort. We spotted a beautiful, large scooter at an estate sale along with some other mobility equipment but it was too pricey for us but I did buy a walker. A year later the same people had reduced the price from $2,000 to $1,500. Still too high. In the fall they reduced the price to $1,000 so we bought it. While we were there, we noticed they had reduced the price on their new, travel power chair to $500. so we got that too. Shortly after that, we found an ad for another large scooter and looked at it. It wasn't in as good a shape with some cosmetic blemishes but pretty sound overall. I asked the old guy how much he wanted and he said "make an offer". I rather hesitantly offered $500 and he said "make it $400, it needs batteries". So that, how I wound up with that hobby. It seems like an expensive hobby but I've found that I can sell them again for about what I bought them for, sometimes a bit more. We roam the neighbourhood and attend yard sales in good weather. We call them our Senior Recreation Vehicles (SRV's).