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Zinc Volt GT Electric Scooter from Argos, £100 OFF - £59.99 Argos
Zinc Volt GT Electric Scooter from Argos, £100 OFF - £59.99 Argos

Zinc Volt GT Electric Scooter from Argos, £100 OFF - £59.99 Argos

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Ok Ok, maybe inflated RRP. And this has been on offer before for £59.99 which got excellent reviews. Good xmas pressie maybe?

Product description / spec

Zoom around on this electric scooter which can reach speeds of up to 8mph. With a fast recharge time, no messy brake wires and a simple design packed with great speed.

Single speed push & go start up - scooter needs to be moving at 3mph before the motor will start.

Initial charge of 12 hours with a fast recharge time of 10 hours.

Simple sleek design with no messy wires.

Durable pu wheels.

3months manufacturer's warranty - for spares and customer services please call 01582670100.

Anti-slip footplate.
Easy grip handles.
Rear footbrake.
Size H90, W34cm.
Weight 9kg.
Maximum user weight: 70kg.
Minimal assembly.
Rechargeable (included).
For ages 6 years and over.
EAN: 5037970038707.
WARNING(S):

Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.
Protective equipment (helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards) should be worn, not to be used in traffic.
This toy does not provide protection.

39 Comments

3 month warranty? Hot for the price cold for the warranty.

polo03

3 month warranty? Hot for the price cold for the warranty.



Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.

Can't help thinking if people are giving their kids electric scooters, no wonder there's a problem with childhood obesity.

mike

Remember a warranty does not affect your statutory rights

Illegal isnt it, it has to be 12 months

It does say manufacturers guarantee, not argos.

mbuckhurst

Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.Can't help thinking if people are … Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.Can't help thinking if people are giving their kids electric scooters, no wonder there's a problem with childhood obesity. mike




70kg its for adults/teens, my son has a kids one it says upto 8 years on it and max capacity 50kg, I keep thinking of buying a scooter but I think a folding one is more useful then a electric one, spotted a bloke with one last week, my son was happily scooting along, this blokes motor couldn't get up the hill so he started scooting, seemed to be a lot of hard work as of course they are heavyweight scooters.

mbuckhurst

Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.Can't help thinking if people are … Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.Can't help thinking if people are giving their kids electric scooters, no wonder there's a problem with childhood obesity. mike



Scooters aren't the problem, it's illnesses, food, laziness etc

Children still deserve nice gifts regardless of their weight.

So people shouldn't drive, use buses or taxis coz they're obese?
Edited by: "staceybaby" 23rd Oct 2016

staceybaby

Scooters aren't the problem, it's illnesses, food, laziness etcChildren … Scooters aren't the problem, it's illnesses, food, laziness etcChildren still deserve nice gifts regardless of their weight. So people shouldn't drive, use buses or taxis coz their obese?




Cars are by far the biggest cause, and pushchairs, I've seen people taking 3 and 4 year olds to the park in pushchairs, as soon as they can walk they should be encouraged out of the chair, good fo hip development. But then the adults aren't much better I take my kid to the park about 3 times a week or more, I'm always the only mum running about on the pirate ship and sitting on the seesaw, everyone else just sits on a bench and plays with their phone leaving the kid to it, no wonder most of em are fat.

mbuckhurst

Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.Can't help thinking if people are … Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.Can't help thinking if people are giving their kids electric scooters, no wonder there's a problem with childhood obesity. mike



I don't think you will find children ride around on them 24/7,more of a thing that gets used now and again.

Do you also worry about adults in cars ? Bet you've got a car.

Error440

Cars are by far the biggest cause, and pushchairs, I've seen people … Cars are by far the biggest cause, and pushchairs, I've seen people taking 3 and 4 year olds to the park in pushchairs, as soon as they can walk they should be encouraged out of the chair, good fo hip development. But then the adults aren't much better I take my kid to the park about 3 times a week or more, I'm always the only mum running about on the pirate ship and sitting on the seesaw, everyone else just sits on a bench and plays with their phone leaving the kid to it, no wonder most of em are fat.



I agree with u, in those circumstances it's laziness. A bad workman always blames his tools tho. I have a car & choose to walk my kids to school, I walk with my baby & dog 1.5miles to the shops. I'm a size 14 & considered overweight but that's down to what I choose to eat & not having a car.

Biggunspaul

I don't think you will find children ride around on them 24/7,more of a … I don't think you will find children ride around on them 24/7,more of a thing that gets used now and again.Do you also worry about adults in cars ? Bet you've got a car.




My son has this one, he uses it every day to and from school, he loves it. The light conked out years ago and its a hit rusty, I'm surprised its lasted as long as it has.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3670657.htm

Thats something I want to say to anyone thinking of getting their kid a scooter, don't buy the tri wheeled ones with 2 wheels at the front, I've noticed with them they are front heavy with the back wheel often lifting off the floor and the kids going face first, they are also rubbish at turning, better to get one with 2 wheels at the back and 1 at the front or 1 at the front and 1 wt the back.

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Error440

My son has this one, he uses it every day to and from school, he loves … My son has this one, he uses it every day to and from school, he loves it. The light conked out years ago and its a hit rusty, I'm surprised its lasted as long as it has.http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3670657.htmThats something I want to say to anyone thinking of getting their kid a scooter, don't buy the tri wheeled ones with 2 wheels at the front, I've noticed with them they are front heavy with the back wheel often lifting off the floor and the kids going face first, they are also rubbish at turning, better to get one with 2 wheels at the back and 1 at the front or 1 at the front and 1 wt the back.



How long does it last till the battery runs flat? it doesn't actually say. One reviewer says it lasts ''hours'' i find that hard to believe..

Biggunspaul

I don't think you will find children ride around on them 24/7,more of a … I don't think you will find children ride around on them 24/7,more of a thing that gets used now and again.Do you also worry about adults in cars ? Bet you've got a car.



No I don't have a car, can't justify the cost; it would sit on my drive most of the time, since I cycle, walk or use public transport

I simply thought it was odd a child would need a battery powered scooter, which incidentally according to the questions supports up to 50kg, so only very light weight adults should consider. As much as it's nice to treat a child, I'd rather get mine a better quality manual scooter, and educate them in the need to exercise from an early age.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 23rd Oct 2016

Heat added, my twins wanted one two years ago but couldn't afford it then!

Max Weight is incorrect. Shame as was almost tempted for the short journey to work...

Max weight
235 days ago
Hi, the video for this item says Max Weight 50kg but the text says 70kg. Which is correct please?

1 answer(s)
235 days ago
Hi, the max weight is 50kg.

J4GG4

How long does it last till the battery runs flat? it doesn't actually … How long does it last till the battery runs flat? it doesn't actually say. One reviewer says it lasts ''hours'' i find that hard to believe..




Oh what you mean the cosmic light? I'd expect it would last days, it wasnt very impressive it certainly isnt a safety thing, its just some leds under a opaque footplate that flash on and off not that brightly, I think it took 4 AA batteries or AAAs anyway rain/puddles got in and corroded it as the battery box and switch are underneath.

I didnt buy it for the lights anyway I bought it because at the time it was the only one at argos that could take upto 50kg, fold and looked sturdy, it was definitely worth the money because he's beaten the hell out of it and its still good.

Original Poster

Error440

Oh what you mean the cosmic light? I'd expect it would last days, it … Oh what you mean the cosmic light? I'd expect it would last days, it wasnt very impressive it certainly isnt a safety thing, its just some leds under a opaque footplate that flash on and off not that brightly, I think it took 4 AA batteries or AAAs anyway rain/puddles got in and corroded it as the battery box and switch are underneath. I didnt buy it for the lights anyway I bought it because at the time it was the only one at argos that could take upto 50kg, fold and looked sturdy, it was definitely worth the money because he's beaten the hell out of it and its still good.



No i mean the operation of the scooter, how long does it last before needing a recharge?.

J4GG4

No i mean the operation of the scooter, how long does it last before … No i mean the operation of the scooter, how long does it last before needing a recharge?.




You're asking the wrong person I dont have a electric scooter just one that lights up.

mbuckhurst

No I don't have a car, can't justify the cost; it would sit on my drive … No I don't have a car, can't justify the cost; it would sit on my drive most of the time, since I cycle, walk or use public transport :pI simply thought it was odd a child would need a battery powered scooter, which incidentally according to the questions supports up to 50kg, so only very light weight adults should consider. As much as it's nice to treat a child, I'd rather get mine a better quality manual scooter, and educate them in the need to exercise from an early age. mike



So you use public transport,so you must be fat then

Original Poster

Error440

You're asking the wrong person I dont have a electric scooter just one … You're asking the wrong person I dont have a electric scooter just one that lights up.



​ah sorry lol. when you said "my son has this one" I assumed without reading your entire post that you was talking about the scooter in the deal. X) that's the problem when I use my mobile on hukd, I tend to skim.

10 hour is a fast charge????

how long does charge last and does it fold?

That must be the most useless product video ever on the Argos website. Just the picture of the scooter with some funky music and stats flashing past. No video of anyone actually using one.

I guess that tells you all you need to know, it will be useless to use.

no messy brake wires


You know, until I read that, I'd never realised how messy brake cables are. Oh no. What if my kids get teased for having messy brake wires on their cycles?

No need to worry, though. Soon after reading that, I removed their brake cables.

The kids should've been back an hour or two ago. I dare say it's their increased popularity, thanks to the newly sleek bikes without messy brake wires, that's keeping them out late.

luvsadeal

10 hour is a fast charge????



Well it's faster than 11 hours

Biggunspaul

Well it's faster than 11 hours



Yeah I'm sure my kids will sit patiently waiting for 10 hours.

mbuckhurst

Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.Can't help thinking if people are … Argos don't seem to be aware of the law.Can't help thinking if people are giving their kids electric scooters, no wonder there's a problem with childhood obesity. mike



​Cool story bro

Original Poster

luvsadeal

Yeah I'm sure my kids will sit patiently waiting for 10 hours.



You can't charge it over night while your kids are sleeping?.


anthony69

That must be the most useless product video ever on the Argos website. … That must be the most useless product video ever on the Argos website. Just the picture of the scooter with some funky music and stats flashing past. No video of anyone actually using one.I guess that tells you all you need to know, it will be useless to use.



Some products have no videos at all.

To show it in action they'd have to pay a model..etc. Bit costly, health and safety...etc.

I always use youtube for hands on reviews.
Edited by: "J4GG4" 23rd Oct 2016

Could anyone comment if these are actually worth the £60 please, Much appreciated, ordered to collect but not sure.

frostyclock

Could anyone comment if these are actually worth the £60 please, Much … Could anyone comment if these are actually worth the £60 please, Much appreciated, ordered to collect but not sure.



​Same here,been waiting for normal comments on the actual product all day?

J4GG4

How long does it last till the battery runs flat? it doesn't actually … How long does it last till the battery runs flat? it doesn't actually say. One reviewer says it lasts ''hours'' i find that hard to believe..


Our daughter got one last year, up to 5 miles on paperwork supplied.

frostyclock

Could anyone comment if these are actually worth the £60 please, Much … Could anyone comment if these are actually worth the £60 please, Much appreciated, ordered to collect but not sure.

blue1971

[quote=frostyclock] Could anyone comment if these are actually worth the … [quote=frostyclock] Could anyone comment if these are actually worth the £60 please, Much appreciated, ordered to collect but not sure.


I would say its worth £60, my only issues are recommended storage charge every two weeks (lead acid batt) and our roads are quite poor, lots of gravel and daughter not keen on wrists getting alot of shake but no worse than a stunt scooter.

P.s. if your roads are poor spend out on Razor E100 as it has numatic front tyre so no crazy rattle/shake and acts like suspension!

ebay.co.uk/itm…641

Edited by: "McHotpoon" 23rd Oct 2016

So you push these and when it hits 3mph it then just runs at top speed till you stop using brake or can you control the speed. Its for my 12 year old son for xmas but thinking this is more for younger kids. Any advice please cos nothing on the net/youtube for this one of any actual help. Thank you.

Biggunspaul

So you use public transport,so you must be fat then



lol, no, you'll note a deliberate order in the alternatives, I only included public transport since I catch a train on a regular basis from Manchester to Loughborough, even then I stay in a hotel 1.5 miles from the office where I work, to ensure I get a reasonable amount of walking in each day.

It will all change when I move to good ol' US of A, next year, I'll get myself a Mustang, eat Krispy Kreme donuts for breakfast and never walk anywhere (_;)

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 23rd Oct 2016

mbuckhurst

lol, no, you'll note a deliberate order in the alternatives, I only … lol, no, you'll note a deliberate order in the alternatives, I only included public transport since I catch a train on a regular basis from Manchester to Loughborough, even then I stay in a hotel 1.5 miles from the office where I work, to ensure I get a reasonable amount of walking in each day.It will all change when I move to good ol' US of A, next year, I'll get myself a Mustang, eat Krispy Kreme donuts for breakfast and never walk anywhere (_;)mike



Sounds like you are going to be a police officer in the USA

I bought 2 of these in April for my 11 & 10 year old. First they are very fit children! My girl is in The crystal palace football academy and my boy has just joined Brighton & Hove Albion. I'm not bragging but just pointing out that they are very fit but these are GREAT fun.

My son bashed his about so I had to tighten chain and bolts on rear. I suggest doing this asap because the metal lock that's attached to rear wheel is not standard. It actually came out but luckily we found it.

We charge over night and it seems like hours that they're riding around.

You jump on, two pushes with a foot like a skateboard and off you go. I weigh about 13st and I've ridden it easy and it nearly goes as fast as my kids.

Definitely fun and worth the money. Fast charge 10hrs blah blah! Just charge it at night and ride next day, when battery dies go play football or trampoline!

Ps the only thing I hate is the handle doesn't fold despite have no cables etc in them. I own a 2 bed flat with limited storage so folding handle bars would have been fantastic.
Edited by: "se23" 24th Oct 2016

How the f does a deal on a scooter turn into a debate on obesity lol

Anyway heat for the deal seems a good price think I paid about that for a no brand one.

Seems a good price

now back to £79.99
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