Exercise Equipment!

Tim and I have had subscriptions to the gym for the last year, but fitting it in after work has been painful recently, especially with overtime and working away from home.  Rather than continue going to the gym, we decided to get some equipment for home..

I found a combination crosstrainer and cycle on Amazon.. the York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle.. which should have been £450, but thanks to a reduction and a pile of vouchers, didn’t cost near to that 😉

The delivery highlighted some poor customer service.. we put work’s address down so that nobody had to sit around at home waiting all day for it to arrive.. and then somebody from Amazon or the delivery company called to say it would be delivered between 7am and 1pm.  Seven a.m.?  At work?

I asked if I could wait for a later date.. and was told in no uncertain terms that I had no choice at all.. even if they put the delivery date back, they still couldn’t sort out a convenient time slot.  So we went to bed last night, wondering if we were going to get a phone call at 6am and have to go to work at a time when we should still be sleeping!

Fortunately that wasn’t the case, and it arrived nearer to lunchtime.. one big box, with two people to carry it.

The packaging could have been better.. almost the entire set-up was strapped together, vacuum-plastic wrapped and held in place with large polystyrene blocks.  This meant that Tim had to lift the whole thing out of the box at once, rather than a bit at a time.

There was also a slightly daunting card filled with washers and nuts and other bits..

Yay for flat-pack?

I guess it wouldn’t have fit in the car otherwise..

After nearly putting the whole thing together, Tim found one of the last parts was broken..  cue poking the manufacturer for them to send us a part..

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