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Mopeds? Cell phones?

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I'm moving to St J this fall and wondering about some logistical stuff.
I'm thinking about buying a cheap moped for transportation, would that be practical for St J?
Am I better off buying one on the mainland and shipping it over or buying something on-island?
Also, what are my chances of getting decent cell reception?
I'm a massage therapist and also wondering if there are a lot of therapists on St J.

Thanks! Appreciate any responses.


Posted : July 18, 2008 6:13 pm
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A moped on STJ is not a good idea. Have you ever been to STJ? If not I suggest a visit to check things out.

Posted : July 18, 2008 10:23 pm
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Thanks for replying.
I've been down before.
Why would you consider it a bad place for a moped in particular?
I'd prefer to avoid having a car, but it doesn't seem an ideal place to be without transportation.

Posted : July 18, 2008 11:21 pm
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word on the street seems to be that the islands are too steep. i was thinking about getting one b/c i had one in hawaii, but it looks like im going to have to get an island car when i get there instead. my fiance' and i are going down this week to cout out places for a potential move.

Posted : July 19, 2008 4:37 am
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Narrow roads, slick after showers, curves, plus crazy drivers make it risky.

Posted : July 19, 2008 10:53 am
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Any advice about buying an island car? Are they hard to find on St John?


Posted : July 20, 2008 4:00 pm
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Moped?? you must be crazy have you been to STJ or STT and the hills and winding roads forget about that. If you have the money get a new Car and have Warranty if not try to get a used Jeep wrangler or Rav 4 that is your best bet. In regards to Cellphones AT&T has the best and most reliable coverage in the USVI.

Posted : July 20, 2008 4:04 pm
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If you have a death wish get a moped cuz that will be your likely outcome with one on STT or STJ, "Trade" has it correct as to why, you could not get me on a moped let alone a motorcycle there for any reason and I am an former biker.

Posted : July 20, 2008 7:10 pm
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Topic starter think I've been thoroughly horrified by my assured and grisly demise should I dare hop upon a moped.

thanks for the insights folks!

Posted : July 21, 2008 1:10 am
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