So you finally want to buy an electric skateboard…
If it’s your first time, congrats!
E-boards are amazing little toys that are a ton of fun.
If you’re buying for your child as a gift, that’s awesome too!
Electric skateboards help keep kids active and enjoy the outdoors.
Not to mention it’s a better way to travel to school, work, or wherever!
But you’re probably wondering where you can purchase one?
Let’s take a look at all your options…
Have You Decided On What Board You Want To Buy?
The first step of the process!
Do you know which brand or manufacturer you wish to buy?
If not, that’s what we need to work on first.
Here’s a list of some of the top electric skateboard brands and a link to each of their websites. (Make sure you check out all their boards!)
You also have to decide on the size, style, and performance of the board you’re looking for.
How fast do I want to go?
Do I want a longboard or skateboard style/length?
What distance/range do I wish to travel with my new board?
How much am I willing to spend?
Do I want an all-terrain board or street?
These are all questions you must make up in your mind before you buy. If not, you could be left with a board that doesn’t fit your needs…
So Where Can I Buy An Electric Skateboard?
Of the many different ways you can get an electric skateboard, here are a few of the more common!
With the internet being such a big tool in today’s society, shopping online for an electric skateboard smart!
You can check out reviews, YouTube videos showcasing the board, and get all the information you need within seconds.
The only issue?
You can’t see the board in person. You can’t test it, nor can you really get a feel for how the board handles…
And you can’t feel the weight or how portable it is. You essentially have to eyeball everything.
But that’s almost with anything online, so if you’re used to buying products via the web, this shouldn’t be a problem for you.
You can buy every board from the manufacturer/companies website. It’s the safest and most reliable place to purchase each board since it’s directly from the source.
Buying directly from the brand's website will also come good things like warranties, rewards, financing options, and accessories.
But can I buy on eBay?
There’s always a risk when buying on eBay. You might find prices to be a little cheaper but you also risk purchasing something you didn’t want.
As long as the eBay seller has a solid rating and the product (pictures, description) is what you want, go for it. You can always ask eBay to return the product if it’s not what you wanted.
Warning: Also be cautious about buying ‘used’ electric skateboards. Sometimes the boards come out faulty and in bad condition.
What about Amazon?
Amazon is a much safer place to buy electric skateboards.
You might not find the exact electric skateboard you’re looking for, but you can be sure that whatever you purchase will be the real deal and be backed by Amazon’s policy.
Some people go in person to look for an electric skateboard.
And how can you blame them?
The problem is that most retail stores (even the big name stores) will not carry a whole lot of electric skateboards…
You might find some cheap unknown kids e-board but that’s about it.
If you want to buy a real electric skateboard like a Boosted or Evolve, your best bet is to head over to a skate or bike shop.
You’ll usually find these hip stores in a downtown, good vibe area. They sell quality brand name bikes, scooters, and skateboards.
Just walk in one day and ask if they sell electric skateboards. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. If they do there’s a good chance that they can also repair your board if anything ever goes wrong.
While most electric skateboards are sold online, there are a few retail stores out there.
Use online dealer locators to find stores near you.
Here are the two for Boosted, Evolve, and Inboard:
Buy Off A Friend
If you’re lucky enough to know a friend with an electric skateboard, consider offering him/her some money in exchange for the board if he doesn’t use it too often.
It’s a great way to get a board for cheaper, assuming your friend won’t make you pay full price (friend discount).
If the board is in good condition and works, this is a full-proof plan and one you should highly consider.
As an e-board owner myself, I’d definitely consider selling some of my unused boards to friends.