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Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum - Gearbest - $276.99 with free shipping

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Gearbest - https://us.gearbest.com/robot-vac...tml?wid=24

Original Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum 1st Generation -
FIRST-GENERATION WHITE
free shipping to US.

The list price is $420.88, the sale price is $299.99. When you apply the coupon code XIAOMIVAC the price drops to 276.99 and says....

FIXED PRICE Coupon: $276.99
Code for single unit price only; VIP Price, Special Offer or Group Deal all exempt.

I bought mine today. Not quite as good as the Christmas FP deal, but still pretty good.
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Hmmm, think I'm gonna bite. Really was hoping to get in on the last FP price but gonna give up waiting over 20 bucks.
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Hmmm, think I'm gonna bite. Really was hoping to get in on the last FP price but gonna give up waiting over 20 bucks.
Be very careful with Gearbest though. Lots of people have orders from November still not delivered, they lost our account data in a breach recently, and my order they screwed up entirely giving me someone else's order instead and are a REAL hassle to deal with on their ticketing system.

Buyer beware, you may get it 4 months from now, you may never get it, so use paypal for payment protection (otherwise they will hang you out to dry), and when you get the package set your camera to record, show the package from all angles that its not opened, and open it on camera inspecting the product and testing it all without stopping the recording, as otherwise paypal can be hard to deal with. If its damaged, expect you'll probably have to deal with the shipping companies, of which there may be a few since it changes hands, directly for reimbursement.

Can be a real PITA.
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Be very careful with Gearbest though. Lots of people have orders from November still not delivered, they lost our account data in a breach recently, and my order they screwed up entirely giving me someone else's order instead and are a REAL hassle to deal with on their ticketing system.

Buyer beware, you may get it 4 months from now, you may never get it, so use paypal for payment protection (otherwise they will hang you out to dry), and when you get the package set your camera to record, show the package from all angles that its not opened, and open it on camera inspecting the product and testing it all without stopping the recording, as otherwise paypal can be hard to deal with. If its damaged, expect you'll probably have to deal with the shipping companies, of which there may be a few since it changes hands, directly for reimbursement.

Can be a real PITA.
Wow good to know, paid with my Chase CC which offers good buyer protection but will definitely record the intial receipt and opening. Second guessing not purchasing the 7$ shipping insurance that was offered. Also kind of worried as I am having it shipped to an apartment and the email confirmation doesn't have the apt # listed but order confirmation on the gear best website has it listed. My complex is notorious for packages never making it if the address isn't perfect. We'll see I guess.
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I ordered from them last time and they shipped it to a wrong address. Had to open a paypal claim to get them to refund my money. Still no robot....
Yeah, all the Chinese direct companies are naturally nothing like the customer service, speed, reliability, returns, etc you get from say Amazon, Adorama, Crutchfield, B&H, etc... but Gearbest really seems to be the worst of the worst when it comes to sheer incompetence.

Another trick someone mentioned in another thread is that often they probably don't have the stuff in stock they are selling. They put a low price, wait till they have enough orders for a factory direct group purchase, and then do factory direct shipping. Its a cheap way of doing business, but can result in really long delays and combined with their screwups can be a true headache.

Oh well, lesson learned.
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Don't forget the 8% paypal coupon its in my post
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Gearbest has come through for me with last 2 vacuums that I ordered. One had a defect, and Gearbest sent a new part out without me sending defective one back. Emailing them doesn't work. They use internal ticket system at their website and have responded there. I initially was pissed with them but they came through.
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Don't forget the 8% paypal coupon its in my post
Is it stackable?

Edit: Realized you were simply promoting a whopping $1 savings.
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I bought it during the Christmas sale and very impressed with this vacuum. Got it delivered in about 2 weeks time. If only I could get my kids not to leave their toys on the floor.
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Yeah, all the Chinese direct companies are naturally nothing like the customer service, speed, reliability, returns, etc you get from say Amazon, Adorama, Crutchfield, B&H, etc... but Gearbest really seems to be the worst of the worst when it comes to sheer incompetence.

Another trick someone mentioned in another thread is that often they probably don't have the stuff in stock they are selling. They put a low price, wait till they have enough orders for a factory direct group purchase, and then do factory direct shipping. Its a cheap way of doing business, but can result in really long delays and combined with their screwups can be a true headache.

Oh well, lesson learned.
Mine took 2 weeks. I've never had delayed shipping from gearbest or issues with items in stock.

The vacuum has been awesome. I don't really give a shit about the warranty/return/whatever because it's 1/3 or less the price of a comparable roomba and parts kits are cheap and easy to fix. Mapping on this is awesome it has no issues mapping and cleaning 3500 sqft.
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I ordered from Gearbest on Jan 23 and received it on Feb 2.

I kept clicking on "shipping info" for tracking and the website never said anything other than "item sipped" on Jan 24. So I was quite surprised to see it yesterday.

I used Paypal rather than credit card for security concerns.
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My shipping confirmation email had a non-helpful GB link for tracking. If your shipping method is "America Line", paste your reference number starting with IB into directly into their tracker:

https://www.myib.com/tracking
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Avoid gearbest. Terrible customer service (you might get order in 2 weeks or 2 months) and their breach led to my CC being used fraudulently. No thanks.
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Where is a good place to buy this vacuum since gearbest seems to have issues
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