My 2 cents-E-bikes are not really an investment like a rare Lambo or expensive art or even commodities. They are purely for enjoyment and good health and what you get in return from them by far outweighs thinking of getting your money back from it. It pays for itself on so many other levels. Even if you get half of your money back after a couple years is well worth the investment. I just say 'hello fun' and take the high road and go out on a high note. Enjoy!