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Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 1S $479 (Save $320) Delivered @ PCByte

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OZB120

Greetings everyone!

We are pleased to offer you an OzBargain-exclusive special; apply code "OZB120" at check-out to bring the price down.
This is Xiaomi-Official Australian Stock. Ships in 2-3 business days.

An upgrade from the legendary "M365" scooter and I believe this is the lowest-ever price for 1S Scooter. For anyone who's looking for a mid-range e-scooter, you can't go wrong with this.

Features:
• 30KM battery life
• Max 25KM/H
• Smart Display
• Dual braking system
• Management System
• Mijia APP Control
• Skid-resistant and shock-absorbing tires
• Aluminium alloy body.

Thank you for all the support, and we apologise for any customers we didn't serve up to expectations in 2020. Our team have grown & CS team has integrated a new ticketing system to keep up with the demands. Please drop us an email or PM us here if you have any issues and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Our main store is in Auburn, Sydney if you’d like to pick up; come by and chat with one of our friendly staff.
You will be hearing from us a lot more in bringing solid deals to this amazing community.

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  • +50 votes

    Illegal to ride in NSW except for on private land.
    https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/pedestri...

    • +5 votes

      I’m confused by the negs, so we can ride or cannot?

      • +28 votes

        Funny thing is…no. I guess ppl just don't like hearing it.

        • +1 vote

          Awwww poor bondiben. lol truth hurts sometimes. upvote and hope helps a bit :P

        • -38 votes

          His comment was pointless and just a whine. The scooter is legal in some places - Qld for one.

      • +10 votes

        You can't, unless you want to break the law.
        Happy to be corrected.
        I gave the neg for a NSW shop showing photos of the product being ridden on both roads and foothpaths (both illegal)

        Adelaide has a trial for some designated areas.
        Not sure about other states.

        • +1 vote

          Thx m8!

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          Adelaide has to have the most stupid laws, they are illegal everywhere in motor law, but councils are allowed to make them legal in select areas. First happened when adelaide city council allowed segways 6-7 years around for a business on the Torrens river

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          Why is Motorcycle and bicycle ok and not this? Where is the logic?

          • +10 votes

            @nurbsenvi: Motorcycle needs to be registered and you need a license to ride.
            Bicycle does not have a motor.

            • +1 vote

              @edfoo: True, though people can ride bikes faster than the scooters top speeds generally.

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              @edfoo: Electric bike?

          • +2 votes

            @nurbsenvi:

            Why is Motorcycle and bicycle ok and not this? Where is the logic?

            Because they need to be on the road, not the footpath…

          • +1 vote

            @nurbsenvi: Electric Scooters have a motor, therefore fall under ADRs, but there is no category for them so cannot be registered.
            Similar to when GTA had no classification category under the Censor so couldn't be rated, therefore couldn't be sold here. It's a result of technology moving faster than the law.

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          Adelaide has a trial for some designated areas.

          Must be over 18 to ride there though…

      • +1 vote

        You can ride it legally in Qld, probably other states too, I guess.

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          probably other states too

          probably not.

          • +1 vote

            @jv: ACT too.

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          QLD only at the moment.

        • +1 vote

          And they call QLD backwards…

      • +24 votes

        Here's a handy little test you can apply to activities in Australia:

        Is it fun?

        Yes? Then you'll find it's actually illegal.

        • +5 votes

          Is it fun?
          Yes? Then you'll find it's actually illegal.

          Prostitution is legal in NSW

          • +4 votes

            @1st-Amendment: Sounds like you've never prostituted yourself 😋

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          Time to throw out the Playstation then.

        • +3 votes

          that's a crackdown on speeding on a single shared path, and applies to bicycles as well as scooters. The scooters are technically illegal here though.
          On another note, one of the city's most popular bike trails, the capital city trail, uses Southbank promenade as part of its route. I love that their reaction to the issue of having too many bikes and pedestrians using the same path is to crack down on speeding bikes, rather than actually address the infrastructure issue and create a separate bike path nearby.

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            @butthole: southbank prom is definitely wide enough for separated bike and pedestrian lanes.

            but nah, clearly the solution to that is revenue raising via speed guns.

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        In QLD you can, as other have mentioned different laws for different states

    • +12 votes

      NSW is not only state in Australia.

      • +6 votes
      •  

        It's the only state that PC Byte are in.
        "Our main store is in Auburn, Sydney if you’d like to pick up; come by and chat with one of our friendly staff."

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          So as a Canberran where these are legal, should PCByte use photos of the scooter that were taken where the scooters are legal?

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          "Ships in 2-3 business days."

    • +6 votes

      I don't know why you've been neg'd ….. You've potentially saved someone $660 for riding it on the road, and approximately half that for riding it anywhere else in public.

      • +1 vote

        And from being in a relationship with a woman who wears brown on brown with brown hair.

      • +5 votes
        • +2 votes

          Good lord.

          That cop was certainly in a mood that day. Totally out of proportion with the offence committed. I hope the magistrate winds it back to a single infringement.

          Still, highlights the risk.

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          There's been so much discussion about the illegal in NSW aspect of these vehicles I'm still surprised that some people are seemingly unaware.

          Now, all that said….that Whirlpool post was by a brand new user who has no other activity on the site - has never been fact-checked.

          Take it on face value and it's a great cautionary tale. Being just a little bit circumspect, you can write it off as gaslighting.

          That thread is almost an urban legend now. I've heard spoken verbal accounts about a "mate of a mate….that got done in/on [insert street, suburb, bridge]….and hit with fines of more than [insert choice of value $2K, $3K, $4K] while riding his electric scooter" 😝

    •  

      Same for SA but see it very often. It's something like $1000+ fine here though, wouldn't risk it..

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        Is it illegal in SA? What abt those Beam ones?

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          The only electric scooters you are able to ride in South Australia are the escooter sharing units owned by the operator as permitted by the City of Adelaide.

        • +1 vote

          Yes. Only the licensed operators can provide them in the CBD area and they are geofenced and will stop if you go out of the area.
          There is also a trial of allowed Scooter use on the Coastal park trail but still a lot of restrictions >> https://mylicence.sa.gov.au/road-rules/e-scooter-trial

          I'd buy one is a flash if I could use it without the risk of a hefty fine

    • +1 vote

      Pretty sure the OZ in Ozbargain stands for Australia and not NSW.

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        That’s why he/she clearly stated “Illegal to ride in NSW”

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        Pretty sure NSW is in Australia…

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      I'd love one, pitty it's illegal in SA.

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      It seems by the over 2000+ clicks on this post that people dont care for the legalities…

    • +1 vote

      Thanks Ben, definitely worth breaking the law.

      "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson.

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      Yet i see people use them on their way to uni and work. Why ain't these people getting fined?

    •  

      you let fear lead you

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      in nsw you cant ride a pushbike on the footpath either unless you are a kid or with kids (qld doesnt have that bikes are legal on footpaths). so if these were legal you would have to ride on road which would be chaos, its bad enough being stuck behind the lycra mob. imagine these on southern cross drive taking up a lane and having people pass them.

  • +12 votes

    Legal in Queensland, for bondiben's info…

  • +8 votes
    • +1 vote

      nor WA but I see heaps of people using them, just wearing a helmet. I think they should skip appearing before the magistrate and we have a nice old fashion hanging, in the town center

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        Not completely illegal in WA:

        Compliant e-scooters can only be legally ridden on low speed WA public roads and paths if their maximum power output is no more than 200 watts and they cannot travel more than 10 km/h on level ground.

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          is 10km/h feel fast enough? sure doesn't feel like much in a car but perhaps different on a scooter

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            @philmarcracken: i've done 10kph easily on a non-electric skateboard (flat-ground, measured with the waze app). 10kph on an e-scooter is an absurdly low limit, considering they have integrated brakes should they need to come to a sudden stop.

    •  

      Are those e bikes I see every food delivery person driving on pathways legal in vic? Annoying af the way they drive them.

      • -3 votes

        They probably think your just as annoying when they see you 🤣

        • +2 votes

          On the pathway at fast speeds, i dont care what they think since theyre being dangerous.

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        yes they're legal

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          I ride my bike through the CBD and quite a few of them fang past - likely to be overpowered and non-speed limited

    • +7 votes

      Cops don't give a shit in Vic. I've ridden past heaps of them. Cops stopped caring about people not wearing helmets on bikes too, which used to get you fine. Now it seems amongst the community of hipster morons, it's cool not to wear your helmet when you're riding a bike.

      • +1 vote

        Yeah, perhaps in general they don't care, but they might have short-lived "operations" to fine people. Vic police just announced today that they'll be checking e-scooters in the Southbank area to make sure they comply with current regulations https://www.police.vic.gov.au/police-operation-improve-pedes...

        targeting speeding cyclists, electric bike and scooter drivers… both bike and scooter riders, and pedestrians at a speed limit of 10km per hour… local police patrol the area at peak travel times to detect and deter speeding offences

        Police will also be checking those using electric bikes and scooters to ensure their devices are in line with current regulations. This includes:
        Scooters – the maximum power must not exceed 200 watts

    •  

      Just came back from the CBD today and saw at least 50 of them zipping around. Surprising to hear it's illegal.

  •  

    Wtf why is bicycle that can go up to 60kmh ok and not this?

    • -3 votes

      They're not legal either - but there are plenty of them around
      https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/roads/safety-rules/stan...

    • +11 votes

      Because the law actually pre-dates their existence. Anything with a motor in it has needed to be registered for decades. Electric scooters and bikes are fairly new and the law has simply never caught up. Hard to take away police power once they have it, and they’ll use it discretionally to fine riders if they’re having a slow day and can’t meet their quota.

      • +2 votes

        Anything with a motor in it has needed to be registered for decades.

        eBikes don't need to be registered and they have motors.

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          Well true, but they’re the exception not the rule. And they do need to be registered over a certain power level. So they’re barely even an exception.

  • +2 votes
    • +1 vote

      At least they say they’re working to make them legal… pretty cops would have a common sense approach to it as well, don’t be a dick and you should be ok.

      “Department of Transport is working with a range of stakeholders, including e-scooter companies, local governments and the Road Safety Commission as well as the National Transport Commission and other States and Territories, to develop a regulatory framework which could allow for the safe and convenient use of e-scooters”

      • +1 vote

        At least they say they’re working to make them legal

        NSW has had trials and aborted trials of personal mobility devices going back at least 10 years, maybe more. Think original Segways.

        If anything, the pandemic should've been a good catalyst to legalise them, to help reduce the burden on public transport.

        The government has no real desire to do anything on this front. I guess they're too busy making back room deals with property developers.

  • +3 votes

    It's also $499 at the official store…
    https://www.mi-store.com.au/xiaomi-mi-electric-scooter-1s

    A good deal, since the previous model 365m is about $699+

  •  

    Waiting for gearbite to price match

    • -2 votes

      Too late - back up to $599

      • +1 vote

        Enter the code for a price drop

    •  

      still waiting on my vacuum. it's taking a while. not sure I'd buy form them again.

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        mine experience was always fine, arrived within couple of days (I live in metro). may be message or call them to find out if its shipped?

      •  

        Hi aedeau,

        Please PM us your order number, we'll look into it and get back to you soon.

        Have a good day.

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          Sorry, I should have clarified, my comment was in relation to delays buying from gearbite, not PCByte.

  • +4 votes

    Illegal in NSW. I see dozens of those on my way to work every morning (Sydney CBD).
    Are they still giving fines ?

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      Prob not…. I see them around Sydney CBD too

    • +2 votes

      It's also illegal to jaywalk or run a padestrain red light, but people do it anyways. Seen many people get fined also - if you get caught you'll just have to suck it up

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        Tailgating is also illegal, but people do it anyway. Don't see much fines being given out personally.

    •  

      Hey get one then ride it around the cbd. Report back if you get a fine.

  • +17 votes

    Ok big brain time now. What about if I ride the scooter "manually". So it looks like I'm kick-pushing it along but I've secretly got the throttle on a little bit…so the cops will only see me riding a regular old scooter. Thank you for coming to my ted talk.

    • +5 votes

      Hehe that's what I do when I see policia

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        I do that as well lol

    • +1 vote

      If you do this all the time maybe you can get away with it but then it will be slow. If you usually ride at full speed and only do this when you see a copper you will run the risk of not spotting one before they catch you, so not a perfect solution.

      • +1 vote

        That's if they catch u 🥷😎

        Give them the Chicano U-turn hommie

    •  

      advantage with this scooter is that it looks close enough to a manual scooter that you could get away with it ;)

      depends on your terrain as well. it's definitely going to get their attention if you're flying up a hill lol

      •  

        if you're flying up a hill lol

        None of these things have enough power to fly up hills.

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          You haven’t seen the Kaboo Mantis then. Dual 1000W motors that get you to 60+kph.