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OEM Phantom 3 Battery New - $121.00 Free Shipping

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by JKDSensei, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. JKDSensei

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    Batteries can currently be purchased here on Amazon for $121 w/free shipping too.
     
  3. JKDSensei

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    My only problem with Amazon is that sometimes they will delay shipping for up to 5 days to give their Prime members an advantage.
    If you have a Amazon Prime membership that's great.

    If not it REALLY sucks eggs.
     
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    I've never heard of that. It's true that Prime items ship fast though. Even when I didn't have Prime, I used to receive packages within 3 business days. Perhaps they changed their ways recently?
     
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    I've had that happen to me several times. The package sat....and sat.....and sat......for 4 or 5 days until they even shipped it.
    If you Google Amazon delayed shipping you'll see it's VERY common.

    Now for unknown reasons, occasionally I order from Amazon and it's gets here like it was sent Prime. I have no clue why.
    There seems to be no rhyme or reason.
     
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    Supply and demand I would assume. There's only so much product in the closest locations and so many employees to pick them. And, they are probably filling orders for Prime members before non-Prime members. They kind of have to though since they have a very strict deadline for delivery of those packages.

    As for B&H, I buy from them sometimes too. They always ship pretty quickly since I'm in PA. I don't know what the difference is if you're somewhere further -- like CA.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I just bought this battery from B&H a couple of weeks ago for $133.88. They will refund the difference if they drop the price within 30 days of your purchase. So they are refunding me the difference. Thanks again!
     
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    Glad I helped :)
     
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    Yeah I'm an Amazon fan and Prime member, but they are really putting the squeeze on non-members. I helped a friend order some computer parts from Amazon recently, they were all Prime items but he didn't have Prime. So he ordered with free supersaver or whatever shipping, it took 7 days for some of the items to ship.

    And I'm used to Prime items arriving the next or 2nd day.
     
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    Jick....
    Longest I waited I thin was 5 days for it to ship. First time it happened I was like...what the heck?!?
    It seems they shot themselves in the foot since now, I (and I assume many others) buy off ebay if there's a choice because ebay shippers usually won't delay your item'

    185EZ...
    So are you saying that even Prime Members must meet a $49.00 minimum purchase to get their "Free" two day shipping?

    If so, I wasn't aware of that.
     
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    No, I'm saying my friend ordered without Prime and it took 7 days for some of the items to ship.
     
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    Wish we had the inside scoop, I need another battery but I'd be pissed if they drop to like 75$


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    I'm scared I won't receive dji oem batteries, maybe I shouldn't be but others have reported receiving knock offs.


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    There's no need to be scared if you buy them from Amazon. You can box them back up and return them on their dime if it does not arrive as expected.
     
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    As a Prime member I can confirm that there is no minimum for the free 2-day shipping.

    Having said that, I just went to BestBuy and had them price match the Amazon price so I could have my new battery today :)
     
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    You did WHAT ?!?! :)
    Well, you actually paid $130....taxes