expired [NSW] 2 Free to Keep Bikes to Existing Customers @ Reddy Go

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reports in the Australian newspaper & other news outlets are suggesting free bikes to existing "reddy go" customers..

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/two-bike-sharing-companies-quit-...

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  • +8 votes

    So basically they expect others to clean up their harebrained mess. Idiots.

    • +1 vote

      It's a brilliant marketing strategy to give away asset (now liabilities) to reduce debt liabilities (deposits).

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        Agree, if you are paying a deposit, you are an investor with all the risk and no gain.
        $99 (ready go) per user deposit is a great revenue stream, less than 1 months phone plan for the majority of their target user base, quite sad.

    • +3 votes

      Welcome to the startup economy.

      "Who cares if we fail, we'll still have everyones money!"

      • +1 vote

        Welcome to Ozbargain, nobody gets any of my money.

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          Unfortunately I work and lack an effective tax minimization strategy, so plenty of my tax dollars are being handed out to start-ups by the pollies.

  • +1 vote

    Looks like you get to pick up broken bikes and spare parts to repair yourself.

  • +1 vote

    where is the warehouse in Sydney?

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    What constitutes an "existing customer"? Having the app installed and being registered?
    (I see the app requires permission to access media files and call information - why would they need access to my photos?)
    Or paying the $99 (refundable) fee?

    What are the odds of getting the refund if they are quitting?

    EDIT
    Ah they seem to be offering the bikes instead of a refund?

    Does anyone have the full article, please?

  • +2 votes

    Until the government and local councils agree on having permanent bike docking stations, I can't see the dockless model working in Sydney.

  • +1 vote

    I am not sad at all, these "share' bikes are dumped all over footpaths across the CBD, including traffic islands. Sad reflection on the population really.
    They are not really the type of bike you want for personal use, but better than losing your deposit completely. Perhaps team-up and sell them to a tourist attraction (Bikes at Dubbo Zoo) are old.

    • +2 votes

      They were all over footpaths and traffic islands because many peoole who were against then would move them there and topple them when they were parked neatly elsewhere. I've seen countless old men do it - perhaps they're just anti cycling.

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        Yep, always the old men, white as well no doubt? Just the worst.

  • +14 votes

    Everyone seem to keep blaming the company, if so many people weren't human garbage and did the right thing we wouldn't have this problem.

    • +1 vote

      Rightly said. Australian society/culture has little respect for other properties anonymously.

    • +1 vote

      Except the other side is that the company's business model didn't take responsibility of where its assets would be placed.

      That's not to say there weren't people doing the wrong thing too, but it needs to start with an effective plan. And that goes beyond 'telling users to put it in a good place' and just placing responsibility on everyone else.

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        I think part of the issue was also that they put way too many bikes out.
        There were many instances where there were 5-10 lined up on busy sidewalks blocking the walkways.

        If they had them in places where the walkway is very wide and never had more than 2 bikes in a row it would go to help with a few of the aggro people.

    • +1 vote

      Not really. They shouldn't have been allowed to just leave the bike anywhere. Its an eyesore and a possible accident waiting to happen (mainly in the city where sidewalks are already crowded, but also in the burbs where they are on there side over sidewalks).
      I think they could have just as easily provided safe mounting points on walls in areas and only allow it to be returned there. The premise of just leaving it anywhere should never have been entertained in the first place.

  • +5 votes

    How about donate the bikes to charities like Bicycles-for-Humanity?