@neato, if I were to buy a base from a reseller, how would I know if it is a new one or not? My base is only a few months old and was purchased way after v3 neatos were already available. I had no idea about incompatibilities at the time as I then had an older model. There is no indication anywhere as to the version of the base before buying.
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