Happy holidays everyone!
For people that missed out on the Aliexpress deal (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/284158) or did not want to buy through Aliexpress or was put off by the comments, Banggood has the Mi Max for less than $20 more, but you can pay through Paypal instead of Alipay. If you ever had to dispute through Alipay, you know how much better/easier it is to deal with Paypal.
Oh, emphasis is this is the Mi MAX, not Mi MIX. :)