Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The Bugaboo Chameleon is a product that I have a complete inability to fathom. It's a pram come buggy at the basic price of £600. 600 quid. That's before you've bought any accessories. Now i'm told by owners that a) you can get it customised in any colour (extra cost £150, mind you they do it at the Aston Martin factory - I kid you not) or b) you can pull it across the sand - oh good that'll be useful for maybe 2 weeks in a year. Oh whoopee do, wow that's great, so that's why i can't walk down Northcote Road without bumping in to one.
Now the Porsche Cayenne is the car I see as the most over the top ridiculous waste of money on the road.
However, i kind of understand the appeal of a car, the bugaboo chameleon, just bloody annoys me. Why would you bother. It's useless beyond a year and a half. You can't have a second child in it. Why, why, why. It's getting to a stage now where I'm amazed you don't see more of them stolen. They hold their value amazingly well and they regularly pop up on e-bay, I wish people would start stealing them then maybe it'd put people off buying them.
The sad thing about it is I find myself uttering the words 'more money than sense' but the saying was never more apt.