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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by ELHEAPO, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. ELHEAPO

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    They are imported from Hong Kong or China as "Grey Imports" so are cheaper because basically your not paying the VAT on them.
     
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  4. ELHEAPO

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    would you have to pay import tax on them though?!!
     
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    Possibly, it seems a bit hit and miss but if you had to pay VAT and customs + handling that saving would be almost gone.
    I'm more concerned about all the angry one star reviews - is it worth the risk?
    I can imagine a very long anxious wait for delivery - whereas a UK seller it would be with you in 48 hours.
     
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    Looking at the faq all items come from Hong Kong. So you might clobbered with the vat. Tbh there are uk sellers on eBay flogging them for a 100 quid which is where I've got mine. Much less risky, and original DJI.
     
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    yeah good point it does look a little risky will have a look on ebay is there any online ebay shop you would recommend?
     
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    thats great cheers, prefer buying from amazon than ebay if possible
     
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    Just orderd one. See if it checks out.
     
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    Same here!


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  12. Wacker2611

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    Let us all know how it is!
     
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    got one from amazon works great
     
  14. ELHEAPO

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    let me know how you get on if you can bud!
     
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    Just looked on there web site, and its gone up to £113
     
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    Would you really go something as cheap as this?
    Looks like cheapo battery manufacturers are getting on the bandwagon and i would be very reluctant to purchase without a guarantee of authenticity.
     

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  18. garykeithmead1

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    Not the same in the ad.
     
  19. garykeithmead1

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    Mine came today. Charged it up. installed update.
    Its an original Dji battery. comes with Dji warranty.