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Are the Inmotion wheels sold by Gearbest now legit?

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Been lurking for a while, now looking at getting my first Wheel for next season. The "black friday week" deals on Gearbest, as advertised by Jojo33 are almost to good not to jump at. I'd be looking at getting the Inmotion V8, which seems to be recommended as a good beginners Wheel, and probably would last me a while since the speed and range is sufficient. Now, I've tried to post questions to Gearbest, but haven't had any replies.

Does anybody know if these are proper "European market" Wheels? As I understand it there's a difference in branded / no-brand batteries and perhaps also the possibility to use the Inmotion app between Wheels for the european and chinese markets. I'd rather pay a bit more instead of getting an inferior Product with less range due to use of lower capacity batteries.

Anybody that can confirm they are indeed good Wheels, that you can connect to the inmotion-app etc?

Thanx a lot!

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@rolekl - one can notify specific members, like @jojo33 so they get notified and easier find post for/about them.

Just made a short description here:

 

PS.: Welcome!

PPS.: 

Did just quickly scan this topic, but it seems that for non proper "European market" wheels (if such exist or are sold by gearbest) could be connected by entering flight mode of the mobile or using a VPN? ... But that topic is also older than a year - maybe everything changed inbetween...

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Thanx!

I've seen some of those threads but I still can't really say it's clear to me if there are problems, or if they can be sorted out. For example, could the app WheelLog be a possible work around for these problems?

I guess I'm just hoping that somebody will have gotten a Wheel off Gearbest and can describe the situation :-)

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I bought from the InMotion Global shop on Aliexpress - a little more than Gearbest but for peace of mind. Great communication from them fastish delivery to UK and UK plug etc, brand new wheel that had just been through factory inspection a few days before delivery and battery was nearly full, so had not been sitting in stock for a long time.  Very happy with purchase - and yes the V8 is a great learning wheel (buy the case its well worth it).

 

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Amazing info @jojo33 :thumbup:

14 hours ago, jojo33 said:

About InMotion, i was very surprised they sale products, but it's a V10 and not a V10F, it's a V5F and not a V5D or V5, it's a V8, they begin the sale after the success of Ninebot One Z sale

This is so funny. The Chinese make a great product, and then they are surprised people want to buy it? Did they even try to sell it in earnest before? What exactly were their plans, not sell so many wheels? Of course 1300 or 1500 or so is a better price than 2000 and more people buy then.

Well, it's nice to hear they might consider "the West" a more serious market now.

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1 hour ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Did they even try to sell it in earnest before? What exactly were their plans, not sell so many wheels?

The plan is usually to maximize profit (which is not necessarily maximize selling). The resellers who disclose this information have told us that the V8 is already now the best selling wheel. Maybe by going Gearbest, InMotion now plays on the idea that the volume of today can be the profit of tomorrow by pure name recognition.

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4 hours ago, rolekl said:

Thank you @jojo33 for your answer with contact details for Inmotion. I contacted them, and will for reference post their answer here, if anyone else is wondering the same thing.

"Dear friend,
the Gearbest is official dealers.
Please don't worry.
It is interternation version and it can use inmotion APP.
Best Regards"
 
So I find those questions answered and will proceed to order my wheel shortly! Wohoo :-)

waaaaa they answer super fast, it's good very good, thank you @rolekl

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4 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Amazing info @jojo33 :thumbup:

This is so funny. The Chinese make a great product, and then they are surprised people want to buy it? Did they even try to sell it in earnest before? What exactly were their plans, not sell so many wheels? Of course 1300 or 1500 or so is a better price than 2000 and more people buy then.

Well, it's nice to hear they might consider "the West" a more serious market now.

I believe initially he was discussing GearBest getting into selling InMotion, not that InMotion was not serious before.

The market for the V8 was not as large as they anticipated when it was first released, but has been growing as EUCs become more well known.

Now with GearBest selling it, they will likely continue to increase volume.  The Z6 shipping from GearBest was a crazy price though of $250 approximately,  The good news is Fed-Ex handled the final leg of the delivery, at least in some cases, and deliveries completed in 15 days.  That's not bad.  Not sure if the same would be true for InMotion products, but I would just buy direct from them or eWheels in the US if I wanted one most likely (and I do want a V10F... but need to make space and Ali has/had such good pricing on the MSX. Ugly, but much better Wh value.)

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Too bad the Gearbest coupons as posted by @jojo33 seem to have stopped working well in advance of their "best before date". I have tried both the V5F and the V8 for a full week now, but to no use. Are these deals recurring events, or do I have to bite the bullet and pay almost twice as much through a EU-located dealer? I can wait a while since we're going towards winter here anyway, but at the end of March at the latest I'd like to have a wheel sitting here.

What to do....?!?

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17 hours ago, rolekl said:

 

Too bad the Gearbest coupons as posted by @jojo33 seem to have stopped working well in advance of their "best before date". I have tried both the V5F and the V8 for a full week now, but to no use. Are these deals recurring events, or do I have to bite the bullet and pay almost twice as much through a EU-located dealer? I can wait a while since we're going towards winter here anyway, but at the end of March at the latest I'd like to have a wheel sitting here.

What to do....?!?

Yes i saw yesterday InMotion V8 and V10 are not in stock, and V5F price after 1111 & Black Friday can't be ordered with coupon...

Everyday i have coupon list ffrom Gearbest, i will publish news about V5F V8 and V10 soon as possible when i see a new coupon code in commercial section

V5F is a big success, sure gearbest will sell more

Coupon were available until november 30

 

 

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Thought it worth mentioning, I also spoke to Gearbest prior to my purchase, to check all OK for UK. Here was my response from them. :D

 

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Ah, cool, that was actually a nice graph with the historic pricing. Interesting indeed, cheers @adampj. So I'll have faith that the deals will return. At 630 EUR I think the V8 is good value, but I still haven't quite decided which route to go yet. The more expensive V8, which will probably last longer before the inevitable "faster, further" bug bites, or the cheap and cheerful V5F, which could be a learner wheel that takes much of the beating while I try to master the art. Decisions, decisions...

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10 minutes ago, rolekl said:

At 630 EUR I think the V8 is good value

don't forget this, shipping for this price can take over 40 days

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21 hours ago, jojo33 said:

don't forget this, shipping for this price can take over 40 days

It looks like Gearbest has discontinued the distribution of V8 and V10. Right?

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It says "sold out" for me with the V8 and V10. The V5F is still available for a reasonable price. Not sure if any of these coupons still work there.

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GB shows discontinue as well and redirects to other products. Search does not show V8 and V10. For me it looks more like discontinuation rather than out of stock.

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finally there is another important factor: the stocks reserved for Chinese buyers if they are empty so there is no export stock for Gearbest because the main Chinese sellers TMALL JDONG sell at the same promotional price of gearbest but c is the normal Chinese price :popcorn:

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Look for the V8 in this page price is 3999/4999 rmb =507 / 634euros :laughbounce2:
https://search.jd.com/Search?keyword=INMOTION&enc=utf-8&pvid=70b13a793aea40d7a9f76ffeda0a64b3


https://item.jd.com/27910231325.html#crumb-wrap

V5F=V5D? i dont know but prices are 2899 rmb = 368 euros https://item.jd.com/10380834118.html#crumb-wrap

 

 

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In truth promotion are not promotion they sell at chinese price

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