When it comes to choosing an electric scooter, sometimes you face the budget problem. Knowing you can find a quality scooter second hand eases your life.
If a new electric scooter that you want to buy is available locally and reasonably priced you should consider buying it locally because if any parts are missing or if it is broken or damaged when you take it out of the box then you can usually take it back and return it or exchange it for another one.
Where to Buy Used Electric Scooters?
For used electric scooters craigslist is usually the best place to find local people in your area who are selling their own used electric scooters.
How to Know if The Used Scooter is in Good Shape?
When buying a used electric scooter, you should determine the condition of the battery pack by asking the seller how old the scooter is, and if they ever replaced the battery pack. It is also a good idea to give the scooter a good test ride to determine the range that the battery pack can still provide. Electric scooter batteries which have no power in them at all, or which have just enough power in them to faintly turn the motor or illuminate an indicator lamp are almost always too worn out to be able to recharge and be used again.
If a used electric scooter battery pack is old or worn out you can usually buy the scooter for a lower price and save enough money to buy a new set of batteries with a warranty.
Here is a list of electric scooters I believe will be great even as a second-hand products.
Used Electric Scooters Reviews
The reviews of electric scooters below aren't reviews of used models, they are general reviews of models which can be found as used models on craigslist or at your local used items shops.
Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter
This electric scooter is pretty heavy at 27 lbs and it's built from aircraft-grade aluminum. It quickly folds up for easier transportation, and it goes very fast. The handlebar pole turns into a handle when the scooter is folded, allowing you to carry it like a briefcase at your side.
Most electric scooters these days look like the old-school scooters with which we're all familiar, and they can be pretty noisy. The Xiaomi electric scooter is more refined. It can travel up to nearly 20 miles, but the exact distance depends on how fast you go.
Unboxing Xiaomi M365
It does so almost completely silently, too. It comes in black and white color. A mobile app lets you track everything from the remaining battery life and distance to your average speed and controls for acceleration and cruise control.
This used electric scooter for sale has a kinetic energy recovery system and disk brakes, which can shorten braking distance. There's a headlight and flashing rear brake light. The headlight is powerful enough to actually see where you're going at night, too.
Large 8.5in inflatable tires mean the Xiaomi Electric Scooter can handle some off-roading, and certainly low- medium drop curbs. More importantly, it feels very stable in use, and you quickly get used to cornering and getting up speed.
Materials used on this scooter are the reason why I think you can buy a used model and be satisfied, just make sure it is in good condition.
Thinking of buying new? Read this article about Xiaomi electric scooters.
This scooter has a great fold and carries mechanism which makes it portable. The app allows you to track your data and upgrade the scooter.
The scooter is a bit too heavy.
Razor E325 Electric Scooter
Those who prefer minimalist things will love the Razor E325. Sometimes it is renowned to be the best electric scooter from Razor so a preserved and used electric scooter should maintain the quality. This one has a chain driven motor and gives speed up to 15 mph. It has variable speed, too.
The wide sized deck allows the rider to comfortably place both his feet on it while riding. It makes a good choice for urban commuters with its wide 10 inches pneumatic wheels. Its range in terms of time is better than many other rival models as on full charge it has a running time of up to 45 minutes.
Kids as young as 12 can easily ride it without too much practice. The scooter weighs 43 lbs and it is not foldable. It takes 12 hours to recharge the battery. It has a hand operated rear brake, so the child is in the control and it is not hard to learn how to ride this scooter.
It comes with a retractable kickstand that will allow to quickly go on and off the scooter with no need to lean it to any surface or wall. The weight limit is 220 lbs
Razor E100 Electric Scooter
The E100, new or used electric scooter comes with a decent speed of 10 mph and I would recommend it for kids around 6 to 10 years old because of the top speed. According to Razor, you should get a good 40 minutes (4-6 miles) of riding out of it if you’re a child. Just remember that it varies a lot depending on rider weight and terrain and the state of the used electric scooters for sale cheap.
It uses lead-acid batteries which have a far lengthier recharge time than lithiums and are much heavier. But at this price, you can’t ask for much more. The recharge time is 8-12 hours and I recommend you to get a pack of extra 12v batteries. The twist-grip acceleration control is really easy to handle and use.
As all Razor scooters, it has a hand operated front brake. The 8-inch pneumatic front tire and urethane rear wheel support the smooth riding. It features a kickstart, a little old school kicking the scooter to get the high-torque, chain-driven motor working. Some assembly required, but if you are buying a used one, it is supposed to be assembled.
A small kickstand so that your kids can park easily without throwing it to the ground and damaging it. It comes in blue, pink, red and sweet pea color. Age recommended is 8+.
This scooter is made from steel so it is durable and strong. It has great features appropriate for kids.
It takes 12 hours to recharge this electric scooter.
- Sleek electric scooter with ultra-quiet belt-driven motor and twist-grip throttle
- Requires a small manual kickoff to 3 miles per hour before trigger engages motor
- Adjustable handlebar adapts to riders of all sizes; hand-operated front brake
Segway ES1 Electric Scooter
The ES1 used or the newest electric scooter has great quality and modern features. The averages distances it can cross are 15 miles or more on a full charge of the battery, one of the longest distances in its category. You can reach top speeds of 12 MPH and get to your work, school, and gym fast with the ES1.
The high-power motor is very quiet so you won't bother anyone in the traffic or your neighborhood. Also, you can choose your wanted speed with cruise control and ride without handling the throttle.
The LED display shows your current speed and the battery level. A modern addition to this scooter is a connection with Bluetooth to your phone app which allows many cool possibilities. The 8" front and 7.5" back tires make bumps on the road vanish.
Weighing in at less than 25 pounds, it's one of the lightest scooters on the market. This electric scooter excels on pavement, asphalt, and concrete. On the sidewalk or on the road, the Segway ES1 e-scooter is the perfect alternative to a car or a bike. Aircraft-grade aluminum and high-density polymer make the ES1 extremely durable and easy to carry.
Heavy-coil suspension on the front wheel assembly absorbs shocks and minimizes bouncing while on riding. Front-facing LED lights illuminate the path ahead of you and increase your visibility to others around you so you can safely ride at night.
The new electric scooter price is a bit high, but if you get a used one you might end up saving on the cost just make sure the model is in good shape.
This is a scooter with modern technology. It is lightweight and portable.
The range is short if you don't buy the extra battery.
- Foot pads can easily be cleaned in order to look as new as possible
- Large 8" and 7.5" tires provide smoother rides
- No chain engine, range of up to 15.5 miles