Thanks for the reply, I decided just to buy a Flipsky 4.12 VESC off of Amazon so I could return it if it didn’t work. Board is done now and working great (see attached photo).
I did indeed buy through PayPal, so I’m attempting to get my money back that way. Flipsky hasn’t responded via PayPal, they instead sent me another Facebook message saying they were surprised I went that route since they “offered me a discounted replacement”. Keep in mind that discounted replacement was no cheaper than I could have bought it on eBay for, so I found their token gesture pretty insulting.
They also once again said they don’t do refunds because it’s against their policy…I guess they have no control over their own policy?
Anyway, I’ll figure out something to do with the mini vesc. It’s currently just collecting dust in a drawer. Unfortunately I live in the US, so I’m not sure if it makes any sense for me to pay for shipping over to Europe for repair. May just list it on here for sale: $5 or best offer