A four-year-old Massachusetts scooter store is closing, with the owners blaming increased insurance costs and state fees, shrinking imported scooter lines, and competition from online sales.
Danny’s Scooter Shop in Avon has reportedly sold only eight scooters this year.
“Everybody is against us, from the government on down,” co-owner Dan Kourafas, 53, told the Brockton Enterprise News. “It’s just one thing after another.”
Kourafas told local media that a number of scooter brands from Taiwan, China and South Korea are no longer distributed in the United States. He cited Adly, Lifan, Linhai, Daelim and CPI. The store also started to compete with online retailers who sell scooters without warranties for $600 to $800.
The store will host a rally and clearance sale for scooter enthusiasts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5, hoping to make enough to tide the owners over until they find other work, he said.
Posted by Holly Wagner
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