So, it turns out that the Mini isn't as crash-resistant as my Tello had been. Due 100% to user error, I cracked the left front arm pretty good on the fourth day I had my Mini. I'm not complaining; I absolutely could have been more careful, and will be going forward.
I had bought DJI Care...
Words to the effect that due to a hole drilled in the front shell, reinforcement with epoxy, etc. that they were now going to charge me $279 - not under warranty as in the first message.
Boy am I pissed now.