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Ebay is selling FC40 for $125

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by SocalQuad, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. SocalQuad

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  2. SocalQuad

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    Never mind. Ebay blocked it when I try to purchase.
     
  3. IflyinWY

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    I couldn't see it when I just looked.

    I did see one for 400. The seller does not offer returns.

    This is what ebay says: "Seller does not offer returns. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you received an item that is not as described in the listing".

    I don't have any experience with ebay.
    Are they usually pretty good about guaranteeing products?

    I would buy another FC40 for the right price.
     
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    Most of the FC40s being sold on eBay now are overpriced. They used to be $499 everyday price and occasionally $419 on sale. They started selling for more after they were discontinued. The good news for anyone looking for an FC40 is that The Phantom 1 is now being sold in 2.4 ghz and 5.8 ghz versions, the 5.8 being the same exact thing as an FC40 but without the camera. Amazon has been selling the P1/5.8 without even specifying which frequency it is. The FC40 camera is still available on eBay so you could buy the Phantom and camera separately and have yourself an FC40.

    B&H is still waiting for a shipment of the P1/5.8. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1 ... oller.html I recently bought the P1.1.1 (2.4) from B&H for $379 on one of their DEAL ZONE one day sales. I wouldn't be surprised if they offer the 5.8 version at the same price sometime soon after their shipment arrives.
     
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    I ran into the same thing right after Christmas. I did a buy it now on an FC40 for 200$, less than five minutes later the seller said his account was hacked and eBay had to refund my money. I bought my current FC40 off ebay for 500$ and it came with 3 extra batteries and a nice case. The phantom had less than 3 hours on it and looks and flies great. Got to be careful on eBay and scams.
     
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    Right on Woody :D

    Thanks for sharing that info. I was just taking a peek on ebay and found a P1 for 360.

    Your lead sounds better. Sometimes folks ***** about B&H but then again some folks ***** about me... :eek:

    Thanks to you too Propking, I'll watch my step.
     
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    I found a P2 (v1) on Craigslist for $350. Claims no crashes and fully functional. Tempted.
     
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    Good eye, maybe. Too good to be true is usually just that. The P2 I saw for 360 was for parts only and didn't work, according to the seller.
     
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    I've emailed the seller requesting a live demo before purchase.
     
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    I'm on Ebay everyday and the FC 40's on there are way too over priced now, even used. Occasionally you can get some good deals on first generation phantoms, but I much prefer the FC 40.
     
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    I bought my FC40 from USHobby last year for $419, now they are price gouging at $799. Lost all respect for this dealer, will stick with B&H from now on.
     
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    CAUTION I bought one before it was deleted. I soon received an email from eBay saying they deleted the item. eBay says the sellers account had been hacked. I sent payment using PayPal probably to some erroneous email. Lets just hope eBay stands behind the purchase and refunds the money since the transaction was through eBay.
     
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    Yeah I bought my FC40 from a seller on Ebay for £379 around Christmas. Now they are £489 from the same seller and people have bought some!
     
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    $499 for the FC40 and $479 for the Phantom 1.

    The camera is worth $20.

    Too bad DJI doesn't offer them with upgraded motors, ESCs,and OSD. :(