Because Segways sell for a list price ranging about $5,800 to $7,500, as of 2015, most people do not consider them inexpensive. Used Segways are available for approximately $3,000 on sites such as Amazon.com.
Several companies make competitors to the Segway. These alternative personal transportation devices often look and operate like Segway models, but tend to be lighter in weight. They also typically cost significantly less than a new Segway. For instance, model SCV R1EX by InMotion weighs 35 pounds, compared to the starter Segway model's 105 pounds, and only costs about $2,500. However, often the Segway look-alikes cannot reach the speeds of an actual Segway.