Let me guess…
You’re probably here because you were interested in buying a Boosted Board.
…Then you saw the prices and quickly exited the web browser.
Yea it’s true! Boosted Boards are expensive!
After all, there are quite a few cheaper and great alternates available out on the market!
Just take a look at brands like Meepo, Ownboard, and WowGo.
So how is Boosted surviving with such astounding prices?
- •Boosted Stealth - $1,599
- •Boosted Plus - $1,399
- •Boosted Mini X - $999
- •Boosted Mini S - $749
Let’s take a deeper look into Boosted and the other cheaper options available out there.
Batteries Are Pricey!
Let’s face it.
Batteries are not cheap…
Even if you go to the store to pick up a pack of AA batteries, you’re going to get only about 240 minutes (4 hours) of use from each battery.
And a 4 pack of AA batteries will cost you around $5+.
Another example is Tesla.
We all know the popular electric cars ran by world-renowned entrepreneur Elon Musk.
Turns out that the batteries that power the Tesla are super expensive!
How much you ask?
Try around 1/3rd the price of the car!
For a Tesla Model S that retails for $80,000, you could be paying upwards of $25,000 to replace the batteries…
The same goes for Boosted and other electric skateboards. Batteries are expensive. The longer the charge and range, the pricier it’s going to be.
Boosted’s Extended Range Battery retails for $400 while their Standard Range Battery retails for $224.
Just that price alone is about 1/2 to 1/3 of the board's cost (depending on the model)!
Brand Recognition Is Everything
Boosted is popular.
Most kids want a Boosted Board for Christmas for a reason.
That kind of brand recognition means that Boosted can charge higher prices.
Think of it like Apple products.
Their most expensive iPhone model will set you back almost $1,500.
They can charge such an astounding price just based on the logo on the back of the phone.
If they threw their logo on a brick, people would buy it.
The same goes for Nike. Have you seen how crazy people go just for that ‘swoosh’ on the side of a shoe?
People have been killed waiting in line for new limited-edition Nikes…
Such demand means that Nike can charge almost whatever they want.
Now, Boosted isn’t as worshipped as Phil Knight’s company, but they are by far the most wanted e-board out there.
Remember, brand recognition can’t be bought.
Other Cheaper Options
Since Boosted Boards are so expensive, here’s a quick list you should consider to help your bank account.
Ownboard W1S - $399
Ownboard is a Chinese brand of e-board with some incredible quality boards. The best part is how cheap you can buy them.
The W1S is a longboard style e-board at 38 inches in length. It retails for $399 and offers a top speed of 25 mph with about the same range and hill climb rate.
For $1,000 cheaper than the Boosted Plus, why wouldn’t you buy it!?
A top speed of 28 mph, 11 mile range, and a 30 % hill climb rate.
And for how much?
For that price, you can buy three Boosted Stealth’s and still have money leftover…
Meepo is another Chinese company. From what I can tell there boards are extremely fast, some reaching 34 mph!
Did I have to tell you it’s another Chinese company?
Of course it it!
The WowGo 2S specs are as follows:
- 23 mph
- 12 mile range
- 25% hill climb rate
Check it out before you buy a Boosted!