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[Afterpay] Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 1S - $399.20 Delivered @ PC Byte eBay

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$50 cheaper than the last deal and no eBay Plus required. See all previous deals for comparison and discussion.

This is an upgrade from the M365 model.

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.


If you don't want to pay via Afterpay, use gift cards to pay the balance in full (you can use up to 7 gift cards).
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    • +8 votes

      i think the fine only if you speeding, if you ride less than 10 km is ok.

      just turn it to walking mode in front of the police and wear your helmet and you should be fine

      • +6 votes

        i think the fine only if you speeding

        Not in VIC,

        If the scooter is capable of exceeding 10km/hr or motor is > 200W it is illegal to ride in public and you risk a fine.

        • -9 votes

          trust me they are not going to stop you just to check the specification of your scooter if you not speeding and wearing the proper helmet

          • +6 votes

            @lexlim86: They will when they are running a blitz, like they did the other day…

            Caught heaps of people.

            • -6 votes
              • +3 votes

                @lexlim86: Isn't that the guy that bashed his wife?

            • -2 votes

              @jv: Only 8 people were fined for having an unregistered motor vehicle (i.e. a scooter that didn't meet the limits) out of the over 100 fines they issued the other day. Definitely not going to care if you do the speed limit and wear a helmet.

              Plus you can just install hacked firmware to limit the speed if you're worried, it won't do over 10km/h, problem solved.

              • +1 vote

                @freefall101:

                8 people were fined for having an unregistered motor vehicle (i.e. a scooter that didn't meet the limits)

                So they definitely are fining people then for riding scooters with specs exceeding the legal limits…

                They would have also lost demerit points if they had a driver's licence.

              • +2 votes

                @freefall101:

                Plus you can just install hacked firmware to limit the speed if you're worried

                They would still be illegal.

              • +3 votes

                @freefall101: Hacking the firmware wont change the fact that its a 250w motor.

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                  @hikaru78: Good point, didn't think about that. Sadly the market for 200w ones is tiny, otherwise at this point I'd definitely be jumping in. Even at 10km/h I'd still get to work faster than walking mixed with public transport.

          • +4 votes

            @lexlim86:

            "Trust me"

            Um, nope - cops are fining people every day - upwards of $2000 bucks in some states if they sting you with all the possible charges

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          if you can modify the electronic speed limiter on an e-scooter to be a max of 10kmh (and power output is less than 200kw) is it still illegal?

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            @mjf:

            is it still illegal?

            yes.

      • +1 vote

        just turn it to walking mode

        0-5 km/hr

        why bother?

        • +1 vote

          just when the police is around

          • +3 votes

            @lexlim86: What if they hide behind the bush and point you with a speed gun??

            • +2 votes

              @JCRALLYART: then you have to use your common sense, ride responsibly not speeding on high traffic area where you can find many pedestrian walking.

              The patrol only happen in the city especially Southbank where many pedestrian are walking in front of crown casino beside yarra river. you can find not only scooter pass the limit, but many cyclist did the same thing

              and i dont think in the city we have many bush areas to hide

              • +1 vote

                @lexlim86:

                i dont think in the city we have many bush areas to hide

                Wrong…

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                  @jv: that's what i am saying its a high trafiic areas beside yarra river where you can find many pedestrian walking and why would you do more than 9 km there

                  • +1 vote

                    @lexlim86:

                    why would you do more than 9 km there

                    The law clearly states its illegal to ride a scooter that is capable of exceeding 10km/hr or is > 200W. The actual speed you are doing is irrelevant.

                    • -2 votes

                      @jv: back to my first argument again if you ride less than 10 km wear a helmet, t you wont get a fine. they wont bother to pull you over and check if your scooter is more than 200 watt

                      • +4 votes

                        @lexlim86:

                        if you ride less than 10 km wear a helmet, they not going to stop and you

                        That's like telling someone without a driver's licence they can drive a car as long as they don't exceed the speed limit and wear a seat belt.

                        "They wont get stopped and get a fine."

                        • +1 vote

                          @jv: you dont need a license to drive a scooter. and you can find the rules here. the thing is you have to ride responsibly and use your common sense
                          https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-r...

                          • +3 votes

                            @lexlim86:

                            you dont need a license to drive a scooter.

                            you are required to follow the law though.

                            you can also lose demerit points for breaking the law riding on a scooter.

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                              @jv: well mate dont buy it then. i just talk from my own experience at Melbourne cbd and pass many police. As long as you are not riding like idiot and give way to pedestrian and now the limit , you should be fine.

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                                @lexlim86:

                                well mate dont buy it then.

                                I won't.

                                I'm waiting to find one that's within the limits set by the law…

                                Surely there would be a big market for those, especially if they have a long range…

                              • +8 votes

                                @lexlim86: Seems pretty silly to buy one of these and ride it when you know it's not legal in the State that you live in.

                                • -1 vote

                                  @keejoonc: well legal or not, many people already ride it everyday and the numbers are growing.

                              • +7 votes

                                @lexlim86: I live in Melbourne. I got a fine.
                                I was wearing a helmet, riding safely too. Expensive lesson.

                                • +3 votes

                                  @dasher86: Dasher - please tell us more. What happened?

                                • +2 votes

                                  @dasher86: Sorry to hear that mate. Did they physically check your scooter out and then fined you as it wasn’t to legal specs?

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                              @jv: That’s the problem with this scooter law.

                              The (electric) bike is MUCH faster than the scooter. Why the double standard?

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                                @brongz:

                                The (electric) bike is MUCH faster than the scooter. Why the double standard?

                                e-bikes are meant to be ridden on the road.
                                e-scooters are not.

                          • +3 votes

                            @lexlim86:

                            the thing is you have to ride responsibly and use your common sense
                            https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-r...

                            Read this

                            Electric scooters may be the next big thing to hit Melbourne’s streets, but using one could land you an $826 fine.

                            https://www.racv.com.au/royalauto/moving/news-information/es...

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              @JCRALLYART: What if they hide behind the bush and point you with a speed gun??

              Hands up?

  • +11 votes

    Not buying until they fix up this nanny state of VIC.

      • +3 votes

        Hope he gets well soon, and retire, so that someone steps up to push VIC into a leading Australian state in innovation and adoption to new tech.

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          so that someone steps up to push VIC into a leading Australian state

          nobody in the current state government or opposition is capable yet…

          they all need to resign…

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            @jv: You can be the next PM

            • +2 votes

              @brongz: Only of we form an OzBargain Party…

              First policy will be 10% off income tax with a coupon code…

    •  

      *NSW looks….. then look away

  • +4 votes

    Damn this is a good price. Like my 1S. Lasts 18km in sport mode for me (85kg)

    • +11 votes

      I'd buy one if they were legal to ride.

      • +1 vote

        Same :(

      • -1 vote

        Good for you.

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          Thanks.

          It would be good.

  • +1 vote

    At this price, I'm almost tempted to buy one as a backup to my M365 Pro. That way, I always have one scooter available to ride if the other one gets the inevitable puncture.

    • -1 vote

      You know you can get those solid tyres and they perform and absorb shock just as well.

      • +2 votes

        I know about solid tyres. They are even more difficult to fit than standard tyres and they make the ride even worse than it already is. I'd rather replace the tubes than have to fit those solid tyres.

        • +1 vote

          I’ve got 3 of these for my family (now 4 - thanks OP) and swapping Tyres is easy?

          I found a YouTube clip with some instructions and it takes less than 20 minutes with minimal fuss…

          • +1 vote

            @Onnzo: You would be in the minority then because there are hardly anyone who would classify changing tyres on these as "easy" and it's very misleading to claim it's easy for anyone considering these.

            I don't know if you are talking about solid tyres but that's another level altogether.

            • +1 vote

              @keejoonc: Just because some people find it hard doesn’t mean it’s misleading…

              I did my research and have the right tools.

              This is the procedure I followed. https://youtu.be/erkiIxc2XfE

              Have you tried this method?

              • +1 vote

                @Onnzo: I have a lot of experience now so I don't find it as hard so no I don't really need any guidance on how to change it. However, based on what I experienced and general feedback from most people, it's still not something that I would class anywhere in the realm of "easy".

                Have you replaced the front tyres or tubes yet? Because that's another complication a lot of people will face as it is near impossible to get the tube valve through the hole and a lot of people choose to drill the wheel hub to make the hole bigger.

                With all these issues that apply to these scooter, I really can't agree with your view that it's "easy".

                So if someone who's a carpenter by trade says it's easy to install kitchen cabinets, that's not misleading?

  •  

    At this price I'm so tempted to buy another scooter for shorter trips. 12.5kg is ridiculously light

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    can you ride these in rain?

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      Only on the plain, in Spain.

      •  

        I ride mine on the train on the way to the plane to Spain…

    • +1 vote

      Will void warranty apparently

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        Are they made by Apple ?

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      only IP54 rated so keep it out of the rain and puddles. if you're keen, you might be able to make the deck area more water resistant but that will also void your warranty.

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    What are the people in NSW doing with these?

    • +3 votes

      Well I'm not touching it with a ten foot barge pole until they're decriminalized. There are threads on whirlpool about people getting ~$2,400 of fines from riding one of these (they usually whack people with 4 separate fines at once, which comes to that total), corroborated by multiple other users who have had the same experience. And one of their favourite spots to issue fines, near the city, is a few hundred metres from where I live. So I'm a hard pass until they fix the stupid laws. I've already signed the petition. Once it's decriminalized I will be very happy to buy one of these. Until then, it only makes sense to buy these in the ACT and QLD, where it's legal. In fact, there's only really 2 QLD laws that I wish we had, a) legal electric scooters, and b) ambulance cover provided by the state.

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        Where are they issuing fines? I've seen a lot of these in the city and was thinking to buy one to commute.

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          If you met one who had a bad day or who hates certain type of race…..then they can be fined anywhere, not necessary only in the City. Obviously this also depends how the rider behave

  • +7 votes
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      Has a petition ever helped?

      • +4 votes

        Yes I created a petition to force myanmar soldiers to create genshin impact accounts to keep them all busy. So far its working and they are all trying to grab venti the OP battery while the citizens retake governmental control

  •  

    really want one, but i have to save for a bigger project. i need to win tonight's powerball

  •  

    FFS. Just bought on last deal for $510 off eBay. Argh. Good unit tho. Been pissing down since got it 4days ago so can't say much

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      Yep, i received mine yesterday and has been raining so haven't even had a chance to use it either. At least i didnt lose too much as i bought from catch, had a 5% coupon and paid with 15% discounted GC's.
      How did you get charged $510 though? I thought it was $499

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        Delivery bro.. it was off their website deal not eBay. I made a stupid decision.. oh well

  •  

    Bought mine on the last deal at 430, this is an extremely good deal.

  • +1 vote

    If the battery runs out, does it work as a normal scooter?

    • +4 votes

      Yes, a 12.5kg normal scooter.

    • +1 vote

      same as when an ebike's battery runs out. hope you didn't skip leg day ;)

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    pls note that the disc brakes were pretty garbage… better in v2 version

    • -3 votes

      Semi hydraulic brakes are cheap from aliexpress plus a 3D printed mount is all you need.

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    Arr I don't need it but at this price and living in Brisbane where this is legal to use, might be a good time to get onboard the e-scooter bandwagon…

  • +1 vote

    Don't know why people are so scared of fines. Just pay it and move on. It's not personal and you've done nothing wrong and have endangered nobody, it's the state that's wrong.

    Don't let them stop you living your life. I've been happy riding these for 4+ years.

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      Some people have lived in a cage for so long that they don't know what freedom is.

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      "plemko" Have you got a fine yet for riding a scooter?

      • +1 vote

        He prefers to live by, it's only illegal if you get caught.

  • +1 vote

    Would a 108kg 6'4' person be able to get up even a mild incline?

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      Nope