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This article was published on July 28, 2019


CHEAP: This Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter is at its lowest price yet

You'll still look like a bit of a tosser though

CHEAP: This Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter is at its lowest price yet
Product
Mi Electric Scooter
Price
$399
Matthew Hughes
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Matthew Hughes

Former TNW Reporter

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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP!

“Are you sure you want to buy this,” I asked you incredulously.

“Yes,” you insist. “I’ve got really good health insurance – and it includes dental.”

“But wait,” I retort. “You’ll look really silly.”

“I don’t mind,” you said. “I’m completely bereft of self-awareness. I could streak through the streets wearing nothing but a latex horse mask, and I wouldn’t even blush. And anyway — being a dickhead’s cool.”

“You know you can rent these, right,” I said. “Lime, Bird, there are loads of companies that have dumped electric scooters on the streets of your city. A ride is something like three dollars. You really don’t need to spend nearly $400 on this Xiaomi Mi electric scooter.”

“But I want to,” you replied. “I’m tired of giving money to the venture capital industrial complex. And anyway, I don’t want other people’s germs.”

“Fine,” I relent. “I suppose it is a good deal. This has a list price of $535, so you’re getting a decent chunk of cash off. According to CamelCamelCamel, it’s at its lowest price yet. And it’s got a range of 18.6 miles, so it’ll easily ferry you between work and your apartment. And when you get embarrassed of driving around on a kid’s toy, you can easily fold it up and hide it in your office, or something.”

“Good point,” you said. “So, where can I get this fabulous deal?”

Amazon,” I replied. “Where else?”


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