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Segways stay up. And so do their prices

Sorry, Woz, I don’t think I’m going to be able to make it to Segway Polo camp this summer, but this weekend’s broadcast match reminded me that this month marks the sixth anniversary of the once highly anticipated Segway HT. One reason the device hasn’t broken out much past the tech elite, law enforcement and tour groups has been that its price remains at more than $5,000.

Part of that is likely due to low volumes. According to an article cited in the Segway’s Wikipedia entry, Segway had sold fewer than 25,000 transporters as of September 2006