Surging gas prices mean a boom in scooter sales


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Rising gas prices may be a nightmare for most people, but it’s not the case for everyone. Scooter shops in the Cape Fear are seeing a boom in business. The increase at the gas pump means an increase in sales.

At Scooter Kings in downtown Wilmington, business has been good since the price of gas shot up in the past month. The owners and mechanics of this shop say it has been hard to keep new scooters in stock.

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They say the rising gas prices have a lot of different customers coming in, but the the one thing they all have in common is that they just want to save a buck at the pump.

“They used to be just for people who couldn’t have a car. Now they are for anybody and everybody,” mechanic Michael Smith said.

Tomil Mosely just bought a scooter.

“I’ve just been looking at the gas prices, and I drive a Cadillac. It really burns gas,” Mosely said. “Gas is $3.47, so you can imagine how gas is doing me right now.”

The owner of Scooter Kings says the last time business was doing this great was several years ago when gas prices were over the four-dollar mark.