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Buying from DJI store?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Hugh-1, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Hugh-1

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    About a year ago I tried to buy a phantom directly from the DJI store using my Visa card. I missed a call from China that was to be returned to "confirm" my payment. Thought it was fishy so cancelled the purchase, took several emails to get a confirmation it was cancelled. Ended up ordering from US based dealer. I now want to purchase a P3A, without controller and it is available that way at the DJI store. The site says it will ship once payment is confirmed. Are they still making phone calls to do this or is it just a couple days wait for the Visa card to go through? OR, would it better to pay with PayPal?
     
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    I bought my P3A from DJI China in Feb. After purchase with my credit card they sent me an email asking for a scan of my drivers license or a scan of my credit card last bill. I went online to my credit card company and did a screen capture and emailed that image in the reply to DJI.
    The next day a woman called from China and said everything was good. They just wanted to match credit card bill with my shipping address.
    The next day they shipped and it took 3 days.
     
  3. Prairie Pyro

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    Have you tried B&H Photo? I know they are a DJI dealer and offer separate items and with excellent customer service. Probably next day service for you in NY
     
  4. msinger

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    They do sell it for $559. It's a special order that takes 6-10 weeks to arrive though. It would be much faster to purchase it directly from DJI here.
     
  5. Prairie Pyro

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    Ouch, I would be trolling local ads, CL etc. I see P3a's going for around $650 with extra batteries etc. I sold two a couple weeks ago for that.
     
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    It would be better to buy P3A at @650 rather than buying only P3A aircraft from DJI at 559. You can sell battery and RC at good price.
     
  7. msinger

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    The P3A aircraft comes with a battery too. But, it would be quite the deal if you could find a P3A for $650.
     
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    Where are they going for $650 ?
     
  9. Prairie Pyro

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    CL, B&H had a used open box for $600
     
  10. Hugh-1

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    Who is CL ?
     
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    Have a couple options right now for around $680 at B&H
    No I am not affiliated with them but have purchased from them for many years photo equipment and never had issue with their used product and usually better than stated. Fast shipping is a plus
    Craigs List
     
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    Thanks. Not thinking along those lines. Just looking for retail stores.
     
  13. Prairie Pyro

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    With CL you can meet and see.(Recommended by site) I showed both birds I sold that they were in good and flying without issue.
     
  14. msinger

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    Micro Center is most likely the best deal you're going to find from a brick and mortar store. They don't post their Phantom prices online, so you'll most likely have to visit in person to see what they have in stock. Here are the store locations in New York:

    Long Island / Westbury
    Westchester County / Yonkers
    Queens / Flushing
    Brooklyn / Gowanus Expy
     
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    Geez, 4 locations in NY, and none in Florida. Closest one to me is in Atlanta Ga.


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    Yes their centers are micro managed.
     
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    I just remarked on PP s post where he said there is an extra battery too. I'm sure he will get a charger too.
     
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    Best buy has the p3a for 599 today.

    I bought direct from dji for my standard refurb. Free 2 day shipping I paid with PayPal and had no issues.