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2020-11-24 10:16:48 AM  
I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.
 
2020-11-24 10:20:28 AM  
"Nobody buys Peloton because they're always sold out."
 
2020-11-24 10:22:23 AM  
But my wife is fat now.
 
2020-11-24 10:24:28 AM  

edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.


How were we supposed to know the lengths they would go to to keep people shut inside, away form the gym?  Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.
 
2020-11-24 10:27:26 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.


Actually, now that you bring it up....

brb, gotta check infowars.
 
2020-11-24 10:51:48 AM  
How am I going to masturbate to the female instructors now?
 
2020-11-24 10:52:11 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Marcus Aurelius: Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.

Actually, now that you bring it up....

brb, gotta check infowars.


Another coup for the Fitness Industrial Complex in their war against fatasses!
 
2020-11-24 10:54:09 AM  
There are lots of alternatives that work with the Peloton app. I know a few people with Pelotons and they always say the classes are the best part, well you can get them on the app and use a bunch of other spin bikes. The only thing missing is the "leaderboards", so I guess if you're a super competitive type, that'll suck.
 
2020-11-24 10:54:53 AM  
Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


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Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.
 
2020-11-24 10:55:07 AM  
Get outside and shovel
 
2020-11-24 10:55:57 AM  
Try getting a set of ironmaster dumbells.  For months they have been sold out, with a small amount of stock coming in every 6 weeks or so.  you sign up for a lottery on their website where if you get drawn, you can order a set.  I bet all of these companies are kicking themselves for not having an easier distribution model after this year.
 
2020-11-24 10:58:51 AM  
Ordered a couch in August. Still waiting, and they are saying MAYBE by mid December instead of the original mid-October estimate.
 
2020-11-24 10:59:17 AM  
50 bucks, I will show up to your house with this bad boy a bullhorn and  a disco ball and yell at you for an hour to to faster.

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2020-11-24 10:59:37 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: How am I going to masturbate to the female instructors now?


I keep hearing about these instructors but I can't find any videos online.  For research purposes, of course...
 
2020-11-24 10:59:52 AM  

stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


[Fark user image 298x390]

Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.


I'll take that and a box of Emma Lovewell.

To go please.
 
2020-11-24 11:01:35 AM  

edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.


Pandemic = state change.
 
2020-11-24 11:02:13 AM  
The Peloton bike is not a great bike. You are much better off getting a better spin bike and getting the Peloton app. The app is actually cheaper if you don't have their bike. You can get a better bike cheaper.
Their classes aren't that great. My wife is a spin instructor and is consistently disappointed by their instructors.
 
2020-11-24 11:03:05 AM  
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I figure at some point she's going to off herself, and her Peloton will go on Craig's List.
 
2020-11-24 11:04:22 AM  
People sure are in a hurry for something they'll just stow away in their garage.
 
2020-11-24 11:04:38 AM  

grokca: But my wife is fat now.


Does she weighaton?
 
2020-11-24 11:04:45 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.
How were we supposed to know the lengths they would go to to keep people shut inside, away form the gym?  Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.


No, it's been in the works for some time now.

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It's funny how everybody just seems to be going along with it, like a bunch of......just following each other off a cliff, like a bunch......I can't even think of a word.
 
2020-11-24 11:06:17 AM  

iron_city_ap: Ordered a couch in August. Still waiting, and they are saying MAYBE by mid December instead of the original mid-October estimate.


BRB, programming Peleton-like porn app where you have VR sex on branded couches that the porn stars are using when they film. The couch could be free but you have to subscribe for the disposable plastic sheeting.
 
amb [TotalFark]
2020-11-24 11:06:33 AM  
I looked into one when a coworker raved about it. Bike is marked up 200-300%, and you are supposed to get a subscription for $39 a month. Norditrak was less than half the cost. You can find the bike Peloton rebrands for $600-900. At least it looks +90% the same. Norditrak ones are very similar. The difference between the various bikes I looked at was the screen and maybe accessories. My neighbor got a Peloton earlier this year. He offered to let me try it out, but I don't have cycling shoes right now.
 
2020-11-24 11:08:40 AM  

cryinoutloud: Marcus Aurelius: edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.
How were we supposed to know the lengths they would go to to keep people shut inside, away form the gym?  Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.

No, it's been in the works for some time now.

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It's funny how everybody just seems to be going along with it, like a bunch of......just following each other off a cliff, like a bunch......I can't even think of a word.


If I were to write a smug, upper class WASP villain for a movie/show today, he'd gush about how w/ all the apps and gig workers, he never has to learn the help's names ever again.
 
2020-11-24 11:10:12 AM  
Drews idea of buying one second hand is probably a good idea, given the present conjuncture. I saw an exercise bike in the doorway of a second hand store on my way by just yesterday, so somebody must be selling them.
 
2020-11-24 11:12:14 AM  

amb: I looked into one when a coworker raved about it. Bike is marked up 200-300%, and you are supposed to get a subscription for $39 a month. Norditrak was less than half the cost. You can find the bike Peloton rebrands for $600-900. At least it looks +90% the same. Norditrak ones are very similar. The difference between the various bikes I looked at was the screen and maybe accessories. My neighbor got a Peloton earlier this year. He offered to let me try it out, but I don't have cycling shoes right now.


They have done a hell of a job branding the thing as a premium piece of equipment.
Buy a real bike, no need for super high end... streets are still open.
 
2020-11-24 11:14:11 AM  

snoopy2zero: 50 bucks, I will show up to your house with this bad boy a bullhorn and  a disco ball and yell at you for an hour to to faster.

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Likely just as effective (maybe more so, since you can't be turned off), and $2,200 cheaper.
 
2020-11-24 11:14:26 AM  
Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.
 
2020-11-24 11:16:24 AM  
A lot of rich people never bothered to learn the servant's real names.

They just called them "Jeames", "John Henry", "Abigail" and so forth, only having to remember one name. There were regional variations in the UK. Abigail, for example, was a maid in the region of Bath, England. "John Henry" was a generic footman almost anywhere.

Mind you, even the Milords and Miladies almost always had one of four or five names. Richard, William, John, and George, the names of the English Kings, were most common.

In Iceland and Denmark, four male first names are still pre-dominant, and where patronyms (Son of Niel) are still used, it gets confusing. The phone books in Iceland are by first name because about 75% of the population have the same four surnames.

Knowing the names of your servants was typical of the very old rich with family retainers. People who hired their servants or got them through agencies never bothered because it wasn't worth the effort.

"As good cooks go, she went." A classic line from P.G. Wodehouse.
 
2020-11-24 11:16:38 AM  

abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.


30 Rock - Liz Lemon buys a bike online
Youtube m_24p1ht9v8
 
2020-11-24 11:19:19 AM  

brantgoose: A lot of rich people never bothered to learn the servant's real names.

They just called them "Jeames", "John Henry", "Abigail" and so forth, only having to remember one name. There were regional variations in the UK. Abigail, for example, was a maid in the region of Bath, England. "John Henry" was a generic footman almost anywhere.

Mind you, even the Milords and Miladies almost always had one of four or five names. Richard, William, John, and George, the names of the English Kings, were most common.

In Iceland and Denmark, four male first names are still pre-dominant, and where patronyms (Son of Niel) are still used, it gets confusing. The phone books in Iceland are by first name because about 75% of the population have the same four surnames.

Knowing the names of your servants was typical of the very old rich with family retainers. People who hired their servants or got them through agencies never bothered because it wasn't worth the effort.

"As good cooks go, she went." A classic line from P.G. Wodehouse.


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2020-11-24 11:19:50 AM  
I don't think I would trust myself on a bike or a scooter but I would love to have one if parking weren't such a problem, and then there's theft, of course. They have those new electric scooters lying around all over the place. The young people can go really fast on one and look kinda cool, especially the black guys who are kinda cool to start with, even on foot or a bike.
 
2020-11-24 11:20:35 AM  

abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.


Yes, but the sellers want pretty much what they paid for it.
 
2020-11-24 11:21:01 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: brantgoose: A lot of rich people never bothered to learn the servant's real names.

They just called them "Jeames", "John Henry", "Abigail" and so forth, only having to remember one name. There were regional variations in the UK. Abigail, for example, was a maid in the region of Bath, England. "John Henry" was a generic footman almost anywhere.

Mind you, even the Milords and Miladies almost always had one of four or five names. Richard, William, John, and George, the names of the English Kings, were most common.

In Iceland and Denmark, four male first names are still pre-dominant, and where patronyms (Son of Niel) are still used, it gets confusing. The phone books in Iceland are by first name because about 75% of the population have the same four surnames.

Knowing the names of your servants was typical of the very old rich with family retainers. People who hired their servants or got them through agencies never bothered because it wasn't worth the effort.

"As good cooks go, she went." A classic line from P.G. Wodehouse.

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You should read the book that Jonathan Swift wrote on how to manage servants. He was a pro, knew all the tricks and what to do about them.
 
2020-11-24 11:22:22 AM  
Peloton is like Yeti Coolers- Insanely overpriced as a "lifestyle brand".

Meaning if you're an idiot and like to pay 4-5x for a product just to brag you own it, go find a hobby.
 
2020-11-24 11:22:35 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.

Yes, but the sellers want pretty much what they paid for it.


Assholes. They should be asking what they'd get for a car. About half off the moment it is driven off the lot unless it is a good car like a Mercedes, well-maintained, in which case it might be as much as 90% of sticker price.
 
2020-11-24 11:23:39 AM  
Awww the giant money dump has delays? I feel so sorry for them

/Apple Fitness+ is going to obliterate them. The people will try it out of convenience, and the equipment manufactures will jump at them to "integrate" to put Peleton out of business
 
2020-11-24 11:25:15 AM  
My Father was nobody's sucker. He cold negotiate a good price on a car and get any of the "extras" included that a sensible man might want. A third below asking price is not bad at all, but I always say that less than 75% is not really a sale, just a typical built-in mark down on last year's clothes.
 
2020-11-24 11:27:03 AM  
In the spring I bought a used Suzuki Boulevard in great shape for about the cost of a Peloton. Yeah, I'm still as fat as ever but can your exercise bike rip your ass 90 up the freeway?
 
2020-11-24 11:28:25 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 600x338]

I figure at some point she's going to off herself, and her Peloton will go on Craig's List.


Only by drinking to excess.

The Gift That Doesn't Give Back
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2020-11-24 11:34:10 AM  

iron_city_ap: Ordered a couch in August. Still waiting, and they are saying MAYBE by mid December instead of the original mid-October estimate.


Crap. I ordered a couch in September. They're telling me maybe January or February now. Originally, they said November it would be ready to ship. Are people ordering that much furniture, or is there a supply issue?
 
2020-11-24 11:35:26 AM  
$2000 seems a lot for a coat rack.
 
2020-11-24 11:38:26 AM  

stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


[Fark user image image 298x390]

Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.


She's definitely my favorite. She did a Halloween class dressed in a sailor outfit. It's really hard to run with tight boxer briefs.
 
2020-11-24 11:39:47 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.

Yes, but the sellers want pretty much what they paid for it.


Yeah this is true and aggravating. Some years ago I was looking for a mini-fridge that I could use to turn into a kegerator. Figured I could get one someone wanted to get rid of for $50 or so and I didn't care what it looked like. I ended up just buying a new one at home depot cause it was cheaper than any that I found on craigslist.

I guess a lot of people just don't understand the concept of depreciation.
 
2020-11-24 11:40:36 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


[Fark user image image 298x390]

Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.

She's definitely my favorite. She did a Halloween class dressed in a sailor outfit. It's really hard to run with tight boxer briefs.


Especially when they're around your ankles.
 
2020-11-24 11:41:59 AM  
Just here to point out that in my fair home country, the word "peloton" pronounced in French has bicycling connotations - but in Danish, it's almost exclusively used as the second part of "eksekutionspeloton" - and yes, that means "firing squad".
 
2020-11-24 11:53:50 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 600x338]

I figure at some point she's going to off herself, and her Peloton will go on Craig's List.


Nah, she got rescued by Deadpool.
 
2020-11-24 11:58:48 AM  

stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


[Fark user image 298x390]

Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.


This could actually work for guys.  The better you do while bicycling, the larger her picture is on screen.  Soon the guys using the bike have to make a choice to either pedal faster/longer and use higher resistance, or get a bigger TV to watch her on.

Add in a bit of graphical editing so you can set up your custom bicycle ride (15 minutes, half hour, full hour, etc), the Peloton provides feedback to the app to let the app know how good you are doing (resistance vs endurance), and it could motivate a few people.

On the corporate recording side, it would have the model filmed from a variety of distances while bicycling.  The setup and cooldown videos of her challenging and congratulating the rider are spliced onto the front and end of a series of clips showing her bicycling (and the clips would be slightly different lengths to make the splicing less obvious), with a warm room so the sweat/glow looks authentic.

Various outfits for the model would allow for several weeks before her outfits start to repeat. Combine that with green-screen backgrounds to simulate different outdoor areas.
 
2020-11-24 12:00:51 PM  

Cthushi: stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


[Fark user image 298x390]

Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.

This could actually work for guys.  The better you do while bicycling, the larger her picture is on screen.  Soon the guys using the bike have to make a choice to either pedal faster/longer and use higher resistance, or get a bigger TV to watch her on.

Add in a bit of graphical editing so you can set up your custom bicycle ride (15 minutes, half hour, full hour, etc), the Peloton provides feedback to the app to let the app know how good you are doing (resistance vs endurance), and it could motivate a few people.

On the corporate recording side, it would have the model filmed from a variety of distances while bicycling.  The setup and cooldown videos of her challenging and congratulating the rider are spliced onto the front and end of a series of clips showing her bicycling (and the clips would be slightly different lengths to make the splicing less obvious), with a warm room so the sweat/glow looks authentic.

Various outfits for the model would allow for several weeks before her outfits start to repeat. Combine that with green-screen backgrounds to simulate different outdoor areas.


the peloton-ish bikes at planet fitness are fun.   one of the instructors in the video is a gorgeous lady who just pours sweat by the end. It kind of inspires me to complete the workout just because I like looking at her.
 
2020-11-24 12:02:23 PM  

jjwars1: iron_city_ap: Ordered a couch in August. Still waiting, and they are saying MAYBE by mid December instead of the original mid-October estimate.

Crap. I ordered a couch in September. They're telling me maybe January or February now. Originally, they said November it would be ready to ship. Are people ordering that much furniture, or is there a supply issue?


Just the business, probably a little slower now. Back in 2014 we ordered a couch in December and got it the following March.
 
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