After waiting for a long time (about 2 months – to me, it is considered a long time), I finally got the availability date and price of the Ninebot Mini Pro for Singapore market. Since Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi Ninebot Mini, I have been searching locally for the official contact that will bring it to Singapore. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the Ninebot Mini is meant for China market only. While researching, I got to know that Ninebot actually built another version for the International market, the Ninebot Mini Pro, and Singapore is one of the six countries that will get it first.
After contacting some local contacts, a few journalists and myself finally made it to Ninebot Asia office (in Singapore) to test out the real thing. Check out my initial impression here. At that time, we did not know the pricing and availability of the Mini Pro.
Finally, I got the information yesterday that the shipment is on the way to Singapore. And for those who had registered their interest via the Lazada’s website, they were given a preview and privilege to buy the Mini Pro at a special price during the event.
Here is the content of the Priority Invite email
Thank you for registering your interest to own a unit of Ninebot Mini Pro.
We are pleased to inform that Ninebot Mini Pro will be ready for delivery around 15 – 20 Dec 2015.
The Unit Retail Selling Price is S$ 1,290.00 for either white and black model and comes with full year manufacturer’s warranty [*conditions apply]
Self – pickup at designated collection center or add S$15.00 for local delivery between 10am – 9pm.
We are pleased to inform you that Ninebot Mini Pro is now available for purchase via this priority email invite at a pre-order price of S$ 999.00.
Your unique VIP promotion code [VIP PC] is: XXXXXXX
Kindly reply this email with your name, contact phone number and quoting your VIP PC# before 01 December 00:00hrs.
Due to limited stocks our colleagues will be reaching out to you on a first-come-first-served basis.
Alternatively, you may like to call us at XXXXXXX to confirmed your pre-order while-stock last.
Thanks for waiting up… you deserve nothing less than the Mini Pro!
That is it. The special price is S$999 and the usual retail price is S$1,290. I am sure many will say that the price is very steep, especially if you compare it with Xiaomi Ninebot Mini. However, the specs for Ninebot Mini Pro is different from Ninebot Mini. Check this comparison chart.
Will you buy the Ninebot Mini Pro at this pricing? Please share your thoughts.