This week I caught up with Trina Mara on her show Something For The Weekend on Ireland's Classic Hits FM. We discussed absolutely everything you need to know about electric scooters; where to buy them, what to buy, what to look out for when buying an e-scooter at Christmas.
We chatted about e-bikes also and how much you could expect to have to pay for a top quality electric bike in Ireland.
As always please keep my 5 top-tips in mins if you are buying an electric scooter or e-bike (or anything) this Christmas;
- Check out how long the electric scooter shop has been operating by checking social media posts. Don't buy from a seller that popped up out of the blue just in time for Black Friday sales and Christmas.
- Check out reviews to make sure you're buying the best electric scooter available from the best seller - one that will honour warranty if and when you need it. You need a seller that is going to be able to fix your electric scooter if it breaks. Look for Trustpilot verified reviews from genuine customers of the business.
- Ask what the warranty is and who is the warranty provider. Only buy from someone who does their own electric scooter repair work and warranty service. You do not want to end up having to ship your scooter to mainland Europe for repair if it breaks. You're entitled to 12 months minimum.
- You need to spend over €400 to get a good quality teenager or adult electric scooter. You'll end up with a big repair bill over 12 months with a cheap scooter.
- Buy from a retailer that has a physical store that you can walk back into if you have an issue with your e-scooter. Nothing beats being able to walk in and talk to a person face to face.
Have a listen back to our full conversation below! If you have a news story or article you're working on and would like input from an expert, please feel free to get in touch with us.