It seems that many others have gotten D1 mini to flash, but there are a million different variations (wemos, wemos-compatible, a pro version that doesn't even have a normal ESP chip, etc.) and I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time and get a board that requires more boards or components to flash or run.
As much as I love soldering, another thing I'd rather not do is add or remove resistors on a board I purchased, because that speaks very poorly of the manufacturing or testing quality. So not this one please.
And if possible, please provide a link to Amazon so I know I'm getting the right one. (noone seems to use model numbers properly, they just name a couple of chips on their board)