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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by EYEONME1982, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. EYEONME1982

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    Hi,

    Looking into buying a P3A, but do I buy new or second hand from the likes of eBay.

    As a second hand one in the UK can be had for £100 less than a new one, the saving could get me another battery.

    What do you think?

    Thanks.
     
  2. BigAl07

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    I'm VERY leery of buying an R/C aircraft 2nd hand. I don't think I'd risk it over $100
     
  3. N017RW

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    Stranger Danger!
    Friends and/or associates... maybe.
     
  4. alokbhargava

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    I prefer to buy a new one.
     
  5. EYEONME1982

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    Thanks that's what I was thinking.
     
  6. Trackman1

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    You would also be getting a used battery and not getting a warranty.

    Not enough price difference.
     
  7. top boy roy

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    You don't know what a second hand one has been through could have many problems that don't get noticed straight away best off getting a new one
     
  8. noki49

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    I also get the impression that DJI won't entertain a warranty claim without the original receipt? which seems unfair if you are the first and only registered flyer on their app.
     
  9. JasonJett

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    buy new. I bought used and in the middle of a crazy warranty claim that is hard to do. If you trust someone and they have orginal proof of purchase you might consider it.
     
  10. Mark The Droner

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    It would have to be half of retail, plus assurance that it works perfectly, plus a money back guarantee if it doesn't work perfectly.

    Otherwise, I'd go new.
     
  11. gavcuk

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    I bought a P3A 2nd hand from London Camera Exchange. They have a second hand section on their site.


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  12. cb4017

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    Have you considered a refurbished unit from DJI? I ordered mine from the DJI website. It looks like new, came with the standard warranty and I saved $120.
     
  13. SONIC

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    Yeah My first one (standard) was DJI refurb. Brand new looking, flew perfectly, 2 day shipping. I was very happy with it.
     
  14. phantomi

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    Only and only if you can test it at the field. A visual comprehensive inspection and tl least 2 complete flights.
     
  15. EYEONME1982

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    Thanks all I will look on the DJI site now.
     
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    Or get a new one from SLR Hut at £549 delivered? I paid £699 from Jessops in January. SLR gets rave reviews from many in the UK.
     
  17. Vertigo

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    In the EU, by law, the manufacturer has to honor the 2 year warranty, regardless if you bought it new or used. The UK is still in the EU, but that may not last long :D. The OEM may require the original invoice, but it doesnt have to be in your name.

    That said, £100 seems like a small rebate for a used one. When I bought mine, asking price was around 70% of list price, and after noticing the gimbal was bent and 2 motors running rough, I took it home for for around 1/3 of list price ;). The battery had just 7 flights on her.