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# 243810 3-Jan-2019 09:15
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Right - I've seen the e-scooters advertised on Trademe and online directly for $299...obviously alarm bells ring when seeing a deal that seems too good to be true, but for a short commute on a flat stretch of road, I was thinking that maybe one of these might be my answer to reducing my fuel bills...


Spec-wise they seem similar to other more salubrious brands, so what's the catch? 


Anyone had a go, or own one that can offer some advice? 



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  # 2153647 3-Jan-2019 09:15
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Hmmmm. Here we go.

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  # 2153669 3-Jan-2019 10:08
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There are two ways that vendors can make a profit at that price level.


The first is by selling kids scooters. They will have a weight limit that will exclude most adults.


The second is by using cheap batteries. Usually this means without a protection circuit which comes with all sorts of fire risks.


Those batteries should not be allowed in to this country but how would you know? That manufacturers in China are happy to sell the same model of eScooter with branded battereis and with no-name batteries at a large price difference.




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  # 2153672 3-Jan-2019 10:09
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After my experiences with company, i'd avoid...




They are great if your paying, any sort of support (which they will upsell) is like pulling teeth.


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  # 2153674 3-Jan-2019 10:12
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THanks team...had a feeling that his might be the case (batteries and a company that is best avoided)...

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