We have decided to close our account at Amazon because of the very high selling fees, which meant we had to add £50 to the price we offer the iWALKFree at elsewhere. This was in addition to the unacceptably high monthly cost of having an account with them that was allowed to sell in the category of goods into which the iWALKFree falls.
Wandering around Achillesblog I found another kitchen type using an iWALKFree
Off tomorrow to see a top-flight Rugby club with a player who has ruptured his Achilles tendon. He should make a great user and a brilliant ambassador for Peglegs, if his club agrees. Fingers crossed!
I have been delighted over the last couple of days to have two customers take the trouble to phone me and let me know how much they are loving their iWALKFree. It hasn’t been as easy as it looks, of course, but they have put in the effort and are getting on fine now. Hopefully they will be sending me pictures and articles for here.
I had a call today from a nice lady who was absolutely thrilled to have found this website. She had been looking everywhere for a means of making it easier for her to get around after a fortcoming operation and had ben searching all over the Internet, without knowing what the thing she needed might be called. Eventually a kind person at a firm in the USA put her onto us and we had a very nice chat. What came out of that discussion, though, is that her many Google searches didn’t find our site. We have therefore added a link on the front page asking people to let us know how they found us and if we were what they had hoped to find. We hope that the results of that survey will help us to make the site’s keywords and other markers shine out to the people looking for us and not to people who find our product irrelevant. You’ll find the form here
We have now put the introductory film about the iWALKFree on YouTube as part of the process of having it on the Disabled Living Foundation’s database.
Kim from Shropshire has become the first person in the UK to own an officially-imported iWALKFree hands-free crutch.
Kim (45) is preparing for a Sub-Talar Fusion operation, which will require her to put no weight on her ankle for at least 8 weeks. Careful planning has included relocating to a town-centre house with a downstairs bathroom and level access to the street.
But there was one thing stopping her from going ahead with the surgery: “I know how grim it is using ordinary crutches,” said Kim, who damaged her ankles in a serious car accident in 1990. Undaunted, she has travelled independently through Australia, Thailand and Bali before returning to the UK to prepare for her operation.
“A friend saw Simon Rimmer cooking on Saturday Kitchen standing on an iWALKFree and I thought, that’s the missing piece. I can go for it now. The iWALKFree is just what you need if you live on your own, or if you value your independence.”
We now have entries on both Amazon and eBay if you prefer to buy via those routes.
Edit: We have ceased to use Amazon now because of their high fees. The latest eBay listing is near the bottom of the order page here
I have now set up a Facebook page for Peglegs and hope to start using Facebook advertisements in due course.
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