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  # 1411697 23-Oct-2015 11:09
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Still have my board and still loving it. Looks like they are only growing in popularity and I noticed they were on Breakfast a couple of days ago. Can imagine them being under the tree for Xmas...

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  # 1419778 3-Nov-2015 13:22
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dmartora: Hi all, help and guidance appreciated.

I want to buy a couple of the self balancing electric scooters (mini segway, hoverboards... Etc.) for the kids (ish). I've decided to buy their affection through a couple of really unnecessary purchases that will make the march to Christmas simpler.

I don't usually have reservations about buying on-line and having stuff shipped over, but on this occasion I was trying to find local suppliers in NZ.

My thinking is that these are still relatively new products, just about entering generic brand and mass production, meaning you can probably pick up lots of alternative unbranded products across the standard sellers like eBay, AliExpress and also through Amazon etc.

My challenges are... reliability, especially after they've been chucked about by kids which they inevitably will be, and so the ability to have an easily accessible support and repair point, rather than the whole parcelling it up, trying to find out how to do it etc. etc. There's also the GST on international purchases I need to consider as I doubt I'll slip through any net with those things.

So, does anyone know of a local reseller that also offers ownership of after sales, or am I just being a bit of a scaredy cat whiner, and the potential savings of buying from an eBay reseller in China would off set the costs elsewhere.

Even better, if anyone actually a product recommendation, irrespective of source, then it would be useful.
I decided to buy from Glideboar

I bought my board from 

From what I can tell, they seem to be the only "Retail" store selling them. There are some on Trade Me also, which are just the same thing, however I decided to buy from because:

1: At the time of my purchase, there wasnt many options to buy here in NZ
2: Cheapest price I could find (I paid $710 for mine, including the $60 delivery)
3: NZ Radio stations seemed to endorse them

The boards are really fun. The thing I hate most about them is the attention they get, however that's to be expected and I would be the same if the shoe was on the other foot. 


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  # 1423645 9-Nov-2015 12:50
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Just spotted this deal. maybe someone wants.

$400... i guess right price for these things something around $150-200.

helping others at

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  # 1424870 10-Nov-2015 23:25
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Finch: Just noticed Harvey Norman is now selling the boards...

$998! WTF, Guess they have to allow for the inevitable 40% off of whatever, but that is really taking the .... for pricing.


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  # 1424871 10-Nov-2015 23:29
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Finch: Just noticed Harvey Norman is now selling the boards...

$998! WTF, Guess they have to allow for the inevitable 40% off of whatever, but that is really taking the .... for pricing.

Something has to pay for the never ending incessant adverts on tv they are playing!

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