The much-hyped “IT”, Dean Kamen’s Segway Human Transporter, started selling Monday with a no-refund deposit of $495 on the $4,950 people mover for deliveries starting March 2003 on first come first serve basis.

“The Segway Human Transporter is one of the most famous and anticipated product introductions of all time,” Jeff Bezos, chief executive and founder of, said in heralding the availability of the vehicles on the online retailer’s site.