I can honestly say that most of my purchases do not fully meet my expectations. The bellicon is much better than I expected it would be! I cannot believe how well it is constructed. The legs are a work of art and that's coming from a person who is a perfectionist when it comes to build quality. Your company is truly promoting a wonderful product, which helps facilitate health, happiness, and quality of life.
My daughter is still learning to bounce and loves it. She definitely brings our family a lot of happiness and now we can have more fun together everyday. I guess I have Uncrate.com to thank for posting the bellicon, otherwise I might have never learned about it. The beauty of the product is what really caught my eye. At first the cost of the bellicon really surprised me, I thought to myself "Almost $1000 for a trampoline?" That's crazy, who would purchase such a thing? Then as I did more and more research I became fascinated as to why so many reviews and people on-line raved about the "Belli". I have tried other spring-type trampolines before and I was never really impressed by how they performed. They were usually too stiff and poorly made. Kind of like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Other trampolines we're just too hard or too soft, the bellicon is just right. LOL
After much contemplation I realized $1000 is a bargain for something that promotes health, for without health not many things in life can be enjoyed. People pay hundreds of dollars each month for cell phone and cable TV bills, but hesitate in spending for products that would promote their health.
I know too many friends who have purchased treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machines and other exercise "gadgets" that rarely get used after the initial excitement of a new purchase wears off. It is because they are not fun! If it's not fun, it's work, and people don't want to do it. I don't have time to go the gym or join a health club that I won't use, which is why I purchased the bellicon. I can just roll it out and I'm ready to go in no time at all. It's simple, easy, and most of all, fun!
If I could make a couple of suggestions, one would be don't ever sacrifice on the quality of the product. I see too many companies that come out with a really good product and then a few years later they get cheap and it just isn't the same anymore. Afterwards, people get disappointed and stop purchasing the product which leads to failure, it's often tempting to do because of tight margins but not very smart. What makes the bellicon what it is, is the quality! It's not cheap, but the best doesn't come cheap, if I wanted a mediocre product I would have purchased a spring rebounder for $200 that would sit in the corner all the time. The economy is tough right now, but I believe people are still willing to pay for high-quality products, they just have to be shown the way. Apple is a perfect example of this. People might cancel their health club memberships, but they still need to workout. The bellicon is a one-time purchase that will last for years. How many purchases provide this much enjoyment for a one-time purchasing price?
The custom options were key for me in deciding to purchase the bellicon. I liked the fact that I could customize the bellicon for my tastes. I really felt like it was a product being tailored just for me. One size does not fit all! The colors of the bands, different metal wire on the bands and choice of mat colors really set the bellicon apart from the competition. It's also reassuring that it has a great warranty and that if something fails it can be replaced without replacing the whole thing.
I think that's about it! The bellicon is pretty much a perfect product.