How To Buy An Electric Scooter For Kids On A Tight Budget?

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Buying the latest toys and gear for the kids can break even the best-planned budget, but it doesn’t have to. We’re going to run down how to buy an electric scooter for kids on a tight budget, including money-saving tips and how to get the best bang for your buck.

1 – Talk To Your Kids About Priorities

Before starting to save for the electric scooter your child is asking for, consider talking with them about priorities. For example, try asking them about whether they’d rather the family go for a fun trip out on the weekend, or to their favorite restaurant, instead of buying the e-scooter.

By explaining the different options they could get for that amount of money, you can more easily explain the need to save money for an electric scooter. If they are then willing to make the trade, you can save the money from the trip for the scooter.

2 – Stop Buying Toys And Save Money

Like the above, you can also trade the budget from other toys to save money for an electric scooter. You might also save money on the games they spend money on online. It doesn’t have to add up to

 the exact cost of the scooter, but gives you a chance to discuss with your young one how saving money on certain toys or games can be used to purchase a bigger item like an e-scooter instead.

3 – Avoid Cheap Options

One of the worst ways to save money in this situation is to simply go for the cheapest option of e-scooter. These are dangerous, high-powered, motorized devices. Putting your child on an ill-fitting, prone-to-breaking electric scooter is just not worth the risk.

There are budget models that are good, but just make sure the brand and model have some reputation behind them and that you are saving money on the bells and whistles, not the main parts.

4 – Think About All The E-Scooter Costs

Unfortunately, it might not be as simple as purchasing a decent budget model and forgetting about it either. E-scooters need to be charged often, adding to the electric bill. You’ll also absolutely need to get a helmet and probably should get elbow and knee pads as well. Finally, other accessories can come up, including a lock to secure it. So just make sure you’re prepared for the full cost of the e-scooter.

5 – Try Razor Electric Scooters

Razor is a great and reputable brand of electric scooters that you can trust. They also have many solid budget options for kids’ electric scooters, starting at as little as $100.

It’s also nice that your kid will likely recognize the brand from their friends’ scooters or ones they’ve seen on tv, so they’re more likely to be excited about it.

There’s really no way to go wrong getting a Razor, but they do carry lines from on tight budget to very expensive. So keep that in mind when looking through different models. You’ll never know what treasures you may find.

6 – Get The Right Size

Even if you don’t have the budget, you can always trade a bit more of your time. You can take the time to select a perfect-sized electric scooter for your son or daughter, looking for handlebars that reach about the mid-chest (many are adjustable, look for one they can grow into). 

The right-sized scooter will help them steer and maneuver better, reducing risk and increasing the fun. An ill-fitting expensive scooter will almost always be worse than a well-fitting inexpensive one.

7 – Save Money On Accessories

One of the easiest ways to save some money on an electric scooter is to minimize the number and cost of the accessories. However, a helmet is a must, and there’s a good chance your child will need a lock at some point. Consider saving for other accessories over time rather than purchasing them all outright.

8 – Buy Second Hand

One of the best ways to save a substantial amount on an electric scooter without giving up quality is to buy one second-hand. Of course, be sure to check the damage on the wheels and whether the battery charges, but otherwise, it can be an excellent investment.

You can even ask around in your neighborhood if anyone’s kids have outgrown old electric scooters and whether they’d be willing to let you take them off their hands.

9 – Waiting For sales

Finally, it’s a bit of an obvious one, but you can wait for a good sale. Often electric scooters are cheaper to purchase during the winter, and by waiting for a sale, you can teach your kids more about the value of saving money.

You can even make it a game to see if they can find a good one on sale or where the best deals are.

Conclusion

So there it is, our little guide on how to buy an electric scooter for kids on a tight budget. We hope our tips can help you find a good quality e-scooter for a reasonable price, without sacrificing safety or quality. 

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