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Exercise for the lazy

Post by gnat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:10 pm

Just picked up a Cubii under desk elliptical machine. Haven't used it long enough to know if it is actually useful, but I can say I think the company is awesome.

I picked up a used/returned unit off Amazon as I've had some good luck saving significant money that way and this time it was almost $100! Turns out my definition of "used - very good condition" differs significantly from the seller's (not Cubii). Turned out to be missing parts including the screws that hold the pedals onto the unit (actually pretty stable without them).

Nothing in the documentation mentioned the size of the screws so I called their support line to get the info so I could source some. She did dig up the info for me, but was REALLY insistent that I let her priority mail me the missing parts. I kept telling her I took the risk and it's not their responsibility, but she kept insisting. Actually got to the point where I felt like I had to say yes just to be able to get off the call :lol:

Given how poorly it was packed for shipping to me (and I assume back to the place that sold it to me) it appears that their quality and robustness claims are believable too as it otherwise seems to be working flawlessly.

So nice to run into a good solid product backed by a stand up company.

Now the question is if my fat lazy ass will actually use it and if it will have any effect...

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Re: Exercise for the lazy

Post by 32wildbilly » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:02 pm

gnat wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Just picked up a Cubii under desk elliptical machine. Haven't used it long enough to know if it is actually useful, but I can say I think the company is awesome.

I picked up a used/returned unit off Amazon as I've had some good luck saving significant money that way and this time it was almost $100! Turns out my definition of "used - very good condition" differs significantly from the seller's (not Cubii). Turned out to be missing parts including the screws that hold the pedals onto the unit (actually pretty stable without them).

Nothing in the documentation mentioned the size of the screws so I called their support line to get the info so I could source some. She did dig up the info for me, but was REALLY insistent that I let her priority mail me the missing parts. I kept telling her I took the risk and it's not their responsibility, but she kept insisting. Actually got to the point where I felt like I had to say yes just to be able to get off the call :lol:

Given how poorly it was packed for shipping to me (and I assume back to the place that sold it to me) it appears that their quality and robustness claims are believable too as it otherwise seems to be working flawlessly.

So nice to run into a good solid product backed by a stand up company.

Now the question is if my fat lazy ass will actually use it and if it will have any effect...
Looks like torture to me. Does that have any Chinese produced computer hardware in it? Better look close.

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Re: Exercise for the lazy

Post by FRUNKenstein » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:29 pm

I'm more a fan of the shake weights.
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Re: Exercise for the lazy

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:13 am

If it works, put in an extra half-hour for me. I'm WAY too lazy to do it myself.
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Just picked up a Cubii under desk elliptical machine. Haven't used it long enough to know if it is actually useful, but I can say I think the company is awesome.

I picked up a used/returned unit off Amazon as I've had some good luck saving significant money that way and this time it was almost $100! Turns out my definition of "used - very good condition" differs significantly from the seller's (not Cubii). Turned out to be missing parts including the screws that hold the pedals onto the unit (actually pretty stable without them).

Nothing in the documentation mentioned the size of the screws so I called their support line to get the info so I could source some. She did dig up the info for me, but was REALLY insistent that I let her priority mail me the missing parts. I kept telling her I took the risk and it's not their responsibility, but she kept insisting. Actually got to the point where I felt like I had to say yes just to be able to get off the call :lol:

Given how poorly it was packed for shipping to me (and I assume back to the place that sold it to me) it appears that their quality and robustness claims are believable too as it otherwise seems to be working flawlessly.

So nice to run into a good solid product backed by a stand up company.

Now the question is if my fat lazy ass will actually use it and if it will have any effect...
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Re: Exercise for the lazy

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:15 am

I'm still waiting for the press release announcing that these things have been tested and shown to work.

The Ronco Gut Jiggler 5000: shut up and take my money.

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Re: Exercise for the lazy

Post by gnat » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:21 am

5chn3ll wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:13 am
If it works, put in an extra half-hour for me. I'm WAY too lazy to do it myself.
Heh. At the end of my call with her she asked the typical customer support "is there anything else I can do for you?". I asked if she would actually come pedal it for me. She said their gnomes were out of stock at the moment :lol:

Did not get the care package over the weekend as promised, but I did get some new wheels for the chair which seem to be better at staying in place for me. I'm not sure if the sprained ankle I ended up with yesterday is due to using the machine or residual from limping all weekend after finding out how horribly out of shape I am and injuring my other hip/leg bowling on Saturday.

I will say though that it has been pretty natural to use while I sit here at the keyboard. Seems to also occupy my fidget reflex pretty well too...

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Re: Exercise for the lazy

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:29 am

I guess you liked the photo. ;)
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Re: Exercise for the lazy

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:01 am

Wait . . . you injured yourself bowling?

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