Since these dockless scooter companies arrived in DC, I’ve been hopping on Birds/Limes/Spins at every opportunity. My morning commute went from the worst to the best part of my day. The only problem is that I often can’t find a scooter available nearby when I need one.
I spent a few hours researching how much one of these puppy dogs would cost retail, and found the Bird scooters (manufactured by Chinese company Xiaomi) are only available from Amazon for $500 or other foreign re-sellers (Like Gearbest or AliExpress for even more than that. I feel like $500 isn’t bad at all, but am very hesitant to make the investment without a local servicing solution.
I’m wondering if anybody knows of either a retail scooter shop or scooter repair shop in the DMV? I’ve been spinning my wheels (haw haw) on Google and Yelp trying to find a spot, but given the multiple meanings of ‘scooter’, have not been able to locate a single store that deals in electric kick scooters like Bird or Lime.”